Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Beads

 
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One of the fun things to do while attending the Springtime Tallahassee Parade is collecting as many strands of beads as you can from people like this guy who walk along throwing them at the crowd. One trick for collecting beads is to take a cute kid with you. My granddaughter was a bead magnet!

24 comments:

Eleonora said...

I witnessed the same bizarre bead-throwing custom in New Orleans during Mardi Gras parades. Is it an original Florida practice?

Ciao
Eleonora xx

Birdman said...

Funny one!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Cute idea! Looks like fun.
Darryl and Ruth : )

Jim Klenke said...

you cheater! lol

Halcyon said...

He looks like he's got plenty to go around!

Ms. Moon said...

New Orleans is awash in beads. They are just pure fun, aren't they?

Leif Hagen said...

I think a cute Grandmum and cute granddaughter must have made you two a dynamic duo!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Thankfully throwing beads is different in Tallahasse than it is on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. The State Troopers you showed yesterday will make sure of that.

B SQUARED said...

I'm sure it was more tame than FantasyFest in Key West.

James said...

Beads and buttons. This guy has plenty of both.

Small City Scenes said...

So how many did she collect? Everyone loves a parade. MB

magiceye said...

seems like so much fun!

Clytie said...

I also noticed the guy's buttons! Wow.

I would rather they threw beads during parades than candy, which they throw around here. After the parade is over, parents scramble everywhere trying to keep their little ones from picking up the "missed" pieces and popping them in their mouths!

Rob and Mandy said...

Wonder if he has 'beady' eyes behind his shades?

Jacob said...

Sounds like Mardi Gras in New Orleans. So how many beads do you get?

Clueless in Boston said...

A cute kid will do it every time. Of course a cute granny works too:)

jennyfreckles said...

I'm with Clueless - the guy would be more impressed with the cute granny in the shades, I think!

VP said...

This is so funny and unusual for us!

Beth Niquette said...

A BEAD MAGNET!!! Now THAT is cute! (grin) And so is the fella with the beads in this picture.

~Cheryl said...

"Bead Magnet" how adorable! And what fun -- especially to wear that bead collection!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Men certainly cut a dashing figure in those days, so much more stylish than today's modern wear.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Cheater, I agree. But if it works go for it.

Kaori said...

I love all the flair he has on his jacket!

galena said...

Ha,Ha... I'm so glad you had your grandaughter with you and that you had so much fun together!