"Ain't the same, is it?" asked Windy. He sipped some more coffee.
"Know what you mean," said Doc. "Doesn't seem right, somehow."
"Guess we got to, howsomever."
"Afraid so." Doc sipped some coffee too. "But you know, there isn't a Fourth of July parade that's worth your life."
To be honest, the elder folks in our community prolonged the Fourth of July plans until the last minute. I think it's a sign of our great trust in science, scientists, and our doctors that made us wait so long before shelving the parade this year.