St. Patty’s minus city owned vehicles

There’s Shriners in Canada to. And they rock.

One thing I noticed about the St. Patty’s day parade this year, no city vehicles that I could see. Though I will put a shout out to SFFD Jim Powers navigating the old skool fire truck down Phillips Avenue. But other then that, I didn’t see any.

It was nice for once. Besides saving tax payers money by not driving every snowplow and public works dump truck down the street, it allowed city employees to spend time with family on a holiday. And if you can’t get a decent raise at least you can spend some quality time.


#1 The D@ily Spin on 03.21.17 at 8:54 am

It was nice weather. Jesus plows and fire trucks would have ruined the parade. Men in kilts is Scotch but also works for drunk Irish. The Shriners support children’s hospitals. If dressing weird with an upside down cup and tassel gets donations, go for it. The Shriner Drum and Fife group wear revolutionary war uniforms and are actually entertaining. I’d like to see the return of the mini-scooters and/or a clown car.

#2 Jim P on 03.21.17 at 1:26 pm

Thanks for the shout out, though some of my friends would have added old school firefighter to the shout out. And probably not unwarranted, as I hit 30 years on the job next month. I apologize I did not see you in the huge St. Patty’s Day parade crowd, but I was concentrating my parade wave on the many children in the crowd.

I would like to add that I love driving our 1915 Seagrave fire truck and am proud to show it off in parades and at other events around the City, including using it as hearse to honor our fallen firefighters.

#3 l3wis on 03.21.17 at 2:17 pm

I like it when they decorate it for Zombie Walk

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