When I heard that my friends in Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, were holding a holiday parade, I grabbed my best (i.e. most “colorful”) Christmas accessories and hit the street. Rabbit Hash is a town that’s near and dear to my heart; it’s home of the General Store, which hosts “Music Behind the Stove” in the winter, a barn that holds summer dances, and a dog for a mayor. I’ve taught poi spinning classes in the barn, have spun fire on the bank of the river next to the store, and have enjoyed coffee while listening to the live music that helps give the town a strong heartbeat.
I feared that this weekend’s predicted monsoon would wash out the parade, but I believed that the show must go on. Sporting red and green tights, a red tutu, red sequined suspenders, and a silly Santa hat, I grabbed my poi and jumped into the parade line as directed. The rain held off just long enough to let us parade down the street, the length of one or two blocks, past the barn and the General Store, and then pose for pictures and laugh about how much fun it was. Before long, Cincinnati’s “Cajun New Orleans Jazz Gypsy Western Swing” band, Lagniappe, played some highly danceable tunes in the store while the rest of us socialized inside and on the front porch, dogs running happily around the entire time.
Many thanks to my husband, Dwayne, for taking these pictures. Enjoy!
As always, thanks for taking the time to share this little window with me. I hope that you enjoy many parades and lots of wonderful live music this upcoming year.
Peace, love, and fire,