Independence Day parades don’t mean as much to me as those on other patriotic holidays. I love our town’s Memorial Day parade. One reason is that it reminds me of the parades of my childhood. How we’d all run to the corner and wait, then thrill to the marching bands, wave at the marching firemen, etc. So this year, when this troupe from Miss Maria’s School of Dance came trotting by, I remembered that back in Springfield, NJ, in the late 1950s, it was Miss Bunny’s School of the Dance that marched in my childhood parades. Probably the same routines, just different music. Which one, by the way, do you think is Miss Maria? Could it be the young woman, hands raised, assuming the pose of one of the figures in Caravaggio's Deposition?