We must not go any further without thanking Gary Blomgren and the artists at Brattleboro Union High School for making the groovy Livestock Bus and the Punk Farm Van. They rocked in the parade and were used for good old play under the Livestock tent.
Gary also hosted illustrators Scott Nash & Jarrett J. Krosoczka, artist Nancy Gibson Nash and kidslit gal, Kirsten Cappy after the Strolling of the Heifers in his art classes.
That was pretty cool, but cooler yet was letting us play on the BUHS TV set. Are our smiles wide enough to be anchors?
(Thanks too to my classmate Steve Bailey and the mysterious Physics teacher that helped me get the Bus and Van out of the building. And thanks to the Cappy men who rose at an ungodly hour to deliver the buses to the parade grounds.)