My family spent the day with the in-laws in the tiny town of Monterey, Massachusetts, yesterday, enjoying their Memorial Day Parade and the free hot dogs.
The parade was delightful. The hot dogs were delicious (free makes everything taste amazing). The town’s police sergeant treated us to free ice cream from the ice cream truck. The kids and I wrestled in the grass. We swung on swings. It was a perfect day.
But the best part of the festivities was when Miss Gay Western Massachusetts came rolling on down the parade route, dressed in drag.
I never thought that I would see a black President in my lifetime.
I never thought I’d see legalized gay marriage in my lifetime.
I never thought that I would see a local police sergeant’s son, dressed in drag, be celebrated in a Memorial Day parade as Miss Gay Western Massachusetts.
We have come so far.