Oh boy! It’s not every day that history is made right outside your combination laundry room/office window. Or mine either! That’s why I was so excited to find this monumental event reported on YouTube, because I don’t think I could have done it justice without video support. Many thanks to Lorie Seadale, The Orleans County Fair, The Guinness Book of World Records, Steve Glazier, CNN, zaqura1001, Doug Leland and all the nice Cadillac people who made it happen by joining the parade! And let’s not forget all the folks in the enthusiastic crowd, standing by in the hot sun with plenty of appreciation and cheery waves.
Why hold such a big event in little Barton, VT? You will probably not be surprised to learn that it’s not because Mother lives here, but because Henry Leland, the creator of Cadillac did. Here’s Mr. Leland himself, portrayed by one of his younger relatives, to explain…
Too bad Springsteen didn’t show up, but it was a great day for Cadillac and Barton anyway! Hurray!!
And just for this one special ceremonial occasion, Mother won’t fuss about seat belts.