Mummers’ the Word

mummers 2013The Annual Mummers Parade on New Years’ Day witnessed its 113th annual strut this year, and though I was born and lived in Philly for many years I never fully appreciated the amazing spectacle.  I watched as a child, and we took our kids when they were young, but it wasn’t until I moved away that I fully appreciated the extent of its pagentries and traditions.  When I read about the fire in a Mummer factory a couple of weeks ago I wondered if the show would go on as usual this year.  Looks like they didn’t skip a beat!

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Check out this beautiful blog on the Mummers from Howard Stump, and for some interesting comments, check out the Mummers website.

 

 

About Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

Developmental Optometry is my passion as well as occupation. Blogging allows me to share thoughts in a unique visual style.
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