Prune picker

This is the blog site of an old man. As a native Californian I call myself a prune picker. I live in a fifth wheel trailer. My front door is 25 steps from my daughter’s front door in the Piney Woods of North Louisiana. My blogs are often silly and or trivial, and some times educational and serious. I hope that some are interesting. None are long.

Preparing these blogs seems to fill a need in my life. I am compelled to do it. It helps fill the time until I die. It gives me something to do everyday.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

99th Annual Washington Parish Fair and Parade

The Fair is really a big deal here. All Franklinton Schools shut down for a week.

In the Parade were tractors.

There were about 20 tractors!

Lots of spectators.

John was up reaching for candy and a boy on a float threw him some and yelled "Here you are Old Man!" John was tickled. I guess he was proud to be taken for an old man.

There were bands.

And the Navy Jazz Band from New Orleans.

Three nice ladies. Katie and Johnny Miller and Mrs John Adams.

John likes beads!

Lots of horses.

And Queens.

The Navy Band played at the Fairgrounds.

My grandson in law, Justin Miller, works for Magee. I hope they sell a lot of cars!

More bands!

Don't let the fair get by you!
Roxy, the Miller's dog is sure good looking.


  1. Hi Chuck,
    I just found your 2010 Fair photos. They are fantastic photos. I have the Washington Parish Facebook page and am gathering photos for Washington Parish history. May I use your photos for the page?
    Thank you,
    Bonnie Dier

  2. Hi Chuck,
    Enjoyed your blog info and photos! Hope you'll be in Franklinton for this years 100th anniversary of the Fair! Justin is a friend of my boys. I did a blog when my husband and I made a "dream come true" trip to Europe, and I loved doing it, so I understand your thoughts on blogging. Check it out at You'll see that I have enjoyed genealogy for quite some time. Hope to see you at the fair!! Jennifer Fleming

  3. Hi Bonnie
    You have my ok to use my pictures I am glad that you like them.
    Chuck Monson

    1. Thank you very much. I will give you credit for using them.

  4. Hi JEnnifer
    I am glad you like my pictures. I looked at your blogs and thought they were beautiful. You really had a trip. I hope to go to England and France next year. I might get to Franklinton for the parade. I will tell the Millers that we have corresponded. Chuck Monson


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