A great big thank you to the Madera Kiwanis Club for selecting my wife and me as the 2013 Old Timers Day Parade grand marshals. It was an honor that was beyond our expectation.
Three weeks later, we are still being congratulated by people we meet, and by those who sent cards wishing us well.
We are also grateful to all who went out of their way, offering advice and encouragement, making sure that we had whatever we needed to make the day a success. These include especially Jim Bryan and Dennis Smith of the Kiwanis Club, and Elijah Bishop and his big Cadillac convertible classic car, which we rode in leading the parade.
Thanks to Bill Coate of The Madera Tribune for his interview and wonderful article, and Wendy Alexander of The Madera Tribune for the many pictures that will give us the blessing of good memories.
We had a great time.
John W. Rose and Virginia Lee Rose,