It was the 34th King Mango Strut Parade and my 20th? Long before I got to know who the Hashers were they irritated me by disrupting the parade and now I look forward to seeing them running amok in the parade. Each year the events of the past year are brought to their inth degree bordering on silliness. Mensa is there yearly and each year , I can not for the life of me read their signs. They have so much to say and on such small cards. This is a time when I get to see former friends of Fred and myself. Fred group is down to 3 and according to the announcer always his favorite. Really, they are not clever they are themselves. lol but they have been strutting for as many years as the parade has been in existence . No one names their kid Fred anymore. Once upon a time there was a Fredericka cat entered, Fred Dog. and Frederico or any variation of the Fred name is welcome. Of course the bands are always a big part as they stay on till six for every one to enjoy and dance to once the parade is done This is for participants and spectators alike a. For more photos go to the Coconut Grove Grapevine, you won’t believe who dropped the Bannana that starts the parade or who the Grand Marshal was. For those that don’t know there are brainstorming meetings to determine what is funny and what is not. There is a raffle party as funding is not accepted for editorial or censorship reasons. Everything goes and it’s all for the fun of it.