The Oakley Rodeo has been a big part of the small town of Oakley Utah ( roughly 1,470 in the area.) This year everything about the rodeo is different. You have to buy at least 30 tickets and hope that one of the thirty you purchased will get you one seat at the rodeo. You get no money back and it is what it is this year.
The parade will be different. They are encouraging people to decorate their yards so people have something to see as they drive through town. No one will be tossing candy. There will be no real parade going by. No horses, no rodeo queens, and no clowns to make the parade festive.
And to top it all off, some group has got a permit to come and protest animal cruelty. I am thinking a bunch of legal gun holding cowboys and cowgirls aren’t looking forward to hearing people yelling at them and shaking signs. (I wonder if they will be required to wear masks like everyone or if they can just tell the bad guys aren’t wearing masks.)
Clearly we have decided that July 4th we will stay home with the gates locked and the guns loaded sitting on the porch drinking lemonade. It seems the sensible thing to do.
So this is my weekly post. I will return to comment. I will keep writing but only one weekly here at Virily. I think that makes common sense. Many said I wrote too much anyway.