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GREATEST ROSE FLOAT!!! TOURNAMENT OF ROSE PARADE, 1958

Greatest Rose Float!

With the exception of the Tiki-themed rose float I will have the honor and joy of riding on January 2nd, in the 123rd annual Tournament of Roses Parade, this big giant piece of cherry pie has got to be my favorite rose float of all time!

Oh-so inspired are ways the rays of early morning sun capture that perfectly pinched crust and that giant breast of French vanilla ice cream melting between those big, juicy cherries. This is all thanks to the fine folks of the city of Van Nuys who brought us this flavorful floral fantasy piece of parade pie perfection in 1958.

Speaking of the Rose Parade, and I do often, (don’t you?) keep an eye out for me this year parading down Colorado Blvd. on Jan 2nd. I’ll be waving with gusto and grace between a fire-spewing volcano, two tropical waterfalls, three tiki gods, and five teenage beauty queens on board the City of Downey’s “Enchanted Paradise” rose float. Will be a dream come true and a great way to ring in a happy and prosperous 2012 to you all!!!

Here’s to the cherry pie float, the Rose Parade and YOU!

!!! Happy New Year !!!

Charles Phoenix
December 29, 2011