I just got back home from San Bruno’s historic Posy Parade. It is tradition for participants to throw candy to the crowds along the way, and children scurry to pick it up.

I watched the festivities from my rollator (walker with a seat) as the schools and Little League teams passed by with their chests busting with pride. Then something happened which completely surprised me. A little boy in uniform broke from the pack and came over to me with a piece of candy. Then one of his teammates did likewise and then another. As the parade proceeded other teams followed with the same pattern and now I have more candy than I will ever get to eat and more love than my heart can hold. Tears flow here marveling at their kindness for an old, disabled lady they did not know.

Those San Bruno parents and coaches give me faith that tomorrow will be a better day when these youngsters are in charge. Thank you to the Lions who have kept this tradition going for all these many decades. If you have not had the opportunity lately, stop by and see the hearts in the community with a heart (thousands of hearts, at that).

Alice Bisson-Barnes

San Bruno

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JD Rhoads

Fear not Alice. The Parkland generation and younger are going to lead this nation and others to build a better more compassionate, aware and conscientious world for the betterment of all citizens. Old white males hang on to your socks. These kids are more aware than most adults.

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