A few years ago, Janet went to Virginia Beach with friends. One of those friends invited a friend, Marsha. I met her last year. This year, as we were eating pancakes at Brantley’s Village Restaurant contemplating the impending Nor’easter due on our (no longer) planned departure day, Marsha came over to say, “Hi,” which led to retail therapy at her boutique, which lead to an invitation to her “reviewing stand with libations” for the Christmas Parade. This slideshow reminds us of a village parade in Oak Harbor, Washington July 4, 1985. That beautiful day started with pancakes, too.