, Newburyport, MA


July 12, 2013

Vermont is where old New England lives on


Cindy and her mother thereupon plumped their chairs down on the edge of the sidewalk, and within seconds others did beside and behind them.

Steve, Andy, and I, took ours back off what remained of the sidewalk to the fringe of the park lawn from where we had a full view of Vermonters on parades of their own -- coming, going, pausing, peering, talking, laughing, moving on -- behind those sitting, standing, and blocking a full view of the one on the street.

I’m uncertain as to which parade was most engaging, but all things considered, it was a moving experience.


Bill Plante is a Newbury resident and a staff columnist.

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