Dachshunds on Parade

The town of Stafford, Vermont, holds one of our favorite parades of the year the weekend closest to the Fourth of July. Last Saturday rain threatened, but held off. And still a crowd formed around the green in Strafford’s upper village to see kilted men and women play kazoos, gleaming tractors, welsh ponies ornamented with flowers, kids on tricycles, antique cars, and—our favorite—the dachshunds on parade.

My husband grew up with two dachshunds, and stories about them are immensely popular around the dinner table. So we go to see the dachshunds, to visit with our Strafford friends, play old time games on the green, and rummage through the library book sale (almost as much of a highlight as the wee dogs).

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vtbeereply
July 16, 2012 at 6:43 am

love, love!

katemgeorgereply
July 16, 2012 at 8:50 am

Such fun! And a lovely portrait of small town life. Wish I could have been there to see that.

Lorireply
July 16, 2012 at 11:12 am

I have never been to Vermont, but between your pictures and stories and Christopher Kimball’s Letters from Vermont, I sure would like to visit!

129twigandvinereply
July 17, 2012 at 9:18 am
– In reply to: Lori

Ah yes. Gotta love Cooks Illustrated!! If you ever make it this way please let me know.

Barbara Bamber | justasmidgenreply
July 16, 2012 at 10:47 pm

I’m not sure which is cuter in costume..the dashchunds or the men:D

129twigandvinereply
July 17, 2012 at 9:17 am
– In reply to: Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen

Ha! So true. The kilted folk were rather dashing!!

mixmakegrowreply
July 17, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Dachshunds on parade, seriously, so cute! Would love to visit this town.

129twigandvinereply
July 17, 2012 at 3:12 pm
– In reply to: mixmakegrow

It’s a pretty special place. I feel lucky to live so near.

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July 18, 2012 at 12:30 am

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July 25, 2012 at 6:25 pm

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