Monday, February 8, 2010

Be Sure to Dot Your "I's"!

Once again, rainy weather caused yet another parade to be delayed. The Order of the Polka Dots, a ladies mystic society, had to postpone their parade from last Thursday night to Friday.

The Polka Dots were founded in 1949. My mother belonged to this society when I was a little girl. The history of their emblem is interesting. It depicts a Hungarian gypsy queen. The emblem masker rides in a chariot pulled by Pegasus, the mythological winged horse. Nine board members of the society dress in costumes of the Greek muses, protectors of their Queen. They ride on the second float.  There are usually fourteen floats in the Polka Dots parade and they usually follow magical, adventurous themes.

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