By Marcy de Luna Updated 6:00 pm CST, Wednesday, December 31, 1969 Carole Travis holds the grand champion pen of rabbits at the 1965 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. >>> Click through to see more vintage photos of Rodeo Houston. Carole Travis holds the grand champion pen of rabbits at the 1965 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. >>> Click through to see more vintage photos of Rodeo Houston. Photo: Houston Chronicle File Photo Photo: Houston Chronicle File Photo Image 1 of / 29 Caption Close Image 1 of 29 Carole Travis holds the grand champion pen of rabbits at the 1965 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. >>> Click through to see more vintage photos of Rodeo Houston. Carole Travis holds the grand champion pen of rabbits at the 1965 Houston Livestock … [Read more...] about These Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo photos are sure to get you in a rodeo state of mind
Floats in a parade
A holiday tradition, the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be held the morning of Thanksgiving, Nov. 22. Known for its larger-than-life parade float ideas, the world-famous procession kicks off at 9 a.m. sharp in New York City. Creating a truly fantastic parade float is never cheap or easy, but you won't believe the preparations that go into this annual event. Find out how much each float costs and other expenses associated with this spectacular Thanksgiving Day tradition Total costs for the Macy's parade average between $11.6 million and $13.4 million Annual costs for parade float supplies, float decorations, property taxes and staff salaries total $2.7 million to $4.5 million. The sheer magnitude of the Macy's parade is overwhelming, and so are the assets associated with the event. Macy's also has its own studio space and a massive supply of costumes to prepare for the parade. Those assets are worth $8.9 million. Combine the parade's total annual … [Read more...] about How much does a float in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade cost?
There's something truly magical about watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Why else would it draw millions of watchers to the 2.5-mile-long parade route, and millions more to their TV sets at home? Maybe it’s the celebrities waving on floats, or the Broadway performances, or the balloons fashioned after cartoon characters, lovable and gargantuan and looming high above you. Heading to the parade route this year? Lucky you. Morning temperatures in the Big Apple are expected to be well below freezing, with possible “cold winds gusting past 40 mph.” For everyone else, there's another option. Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in your own home, under your own blankets, with all the glory, and none of the freezing wind. Here's how to stream it. Parade Time The 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs on Thanksgiving Day. Obviously. That’s Thursday, November 22. The parade kicks off at 9 am Eastern and runs until noon. NBC’s … [Read more...] about How to Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Neal Rubin The Detroit News Published 3:33 PM EST Nov 14, 2018 Detroit — The Parade Co. rolled out the first Children's Hospital of Michigan float in decades Wednesday morning, and the hospital's CEO liked it so much she's already thinking bigger. Much bigger. "All Children Deserve the Best," as it's called, is 40 feet long and was towed into the hospital's circle drive by a burly black Ford F-250. Luanne Thomas Ewald's first response was, "It's awesome" — and her second was that she wants to come back next year with something three times the size. It will replace the 25-foot-long wood-sided wagon that has represented the hospital for years in America's Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van. "I am rarely speechless," conceded Ewald, but she said the first black-and-white sketch of the float from the Parade Co. left her in that condition for five minutes. She pronounced the finished product "better than I imagined." The hospital's three-year sponsorship commitment … [Read more...] about Children’s Hospital float for Thanksgiving parade makes its debut
By KIM TINGLEY NOV. 14, 2018 At the Jimmy Buffett-branded community, a hint at how an increasingly long-lived species might choose to spend its extra decades. The Tech And Design Issue The Future of Aging Just Might Be in Margaritaville May A.I. Help You? 20 Americans Die Each Day Waiting for Organs. Can Pigs Save Them? Gaming Out a Chance at Motherhood — Later Prev Next At the Jimmy Buffett-branded community, a hint at how an increasingly long-lived species might choose to spend its extra decades. By KIM TINGLEYNOV. 14, 2018 Off a vacant stretch of highway in Daytona Beach, Fla., a line began to form outside the sales center for the first Latitude Margaritaville “55 and better” community. Those waiting dragged folding chairs, coolers, tents and dog-eared brochures featuring numbered sites that, in just over 24 hours, they could stake a claim to for a $10,000 deposit. The mood, shortly after 8 a.m. … [Read more...] about The Future of Aging Just Might Be in Margaritaville