I was recalling memorable Canada Day moments from my past, from childhood.
The July 1 parade always was a big deal and as a family, we came to town to join the throng lining the streets to see the floats and horses and kiddies, as well as those tossing candy to us from inside old and different vehicles.
We also lined up for tiny tubs of ice cream with wooden spoons from the dairy.
I rode in the parade the year I was 10 with my brand new CCM bike from Law's Hardware. I wound red and white and blue streamers through the spokes.