, Newburyport, MA


November 16, 2012

Good enough for Norman Rockwell


But it wasn’t until I saw Daily News photographer Brian Eaton’s photo of a Cub Scout carrying a full-size flag of our nation’s colors with ease that Norman Rockwell came to mind because he would have loved it.

A very long time ago when I marched in my first parade as a 12-year-old Boy Scout on a very hot Memorial Day, it ended right there, and each of us was rewarded with a Dixie Cup of ice cream.

I like to think Rockwell would have made something of that as well.


Bill Plante is a Newbury resident and staff columnist. His e-mail address is

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