Monday, October 03, 2005
We just experienced Homecoming Week in Green Wave Country. Actually the high school has been celebrating all week, the community joined in on Friday. They have a different dress up day, such as Patriotic Day, School Spirit Day and Formal Day. Friday there was a special assembly during the day which is pretty boring and the same year after year. School dismisses early in a special way. The band walks through the halls playing the fight song to let everyone know it's time to go. I always loved this little ritual. Jessica called me after they did it on Friday to remind me that this was her last time to play in the halls.
Then it's off to get ready for the parade. Everyone lines up at the high school then parades through town to the football stadium. The band is in the parade, of course. The football players and cheerleaders ride various vehicles. Each class usually has a float. This was a big deal back in our day but not so now. This back view of the band marching down the street was all I got on my digital because the batteries died. I got more on my SLR. Kirsten didn't care too much for the whole thing. Courtney enjoyed it and saw several of her friends with various cheer squads and pee wee football teams.
Once they get to the stadium, they just hang out until time for the game. The teachers put together a nice reception for the parents of Seniors so I went to that and talked with some other parents about the highs and lows of this last year of high school.
The game started at 7:30 after a parade of the homecoming court and distiguished alumni. Gallatin played Antioch and won 13 - 6. It's always a good thing to win on Homecoming. The night turned just chilly enough to feel like football weather. I didn't get any hot chocolate though, just wasn't in the mood for some reason.
It was a fun day. Just another reminder of the fast passage of time!