when i was a kid, i spent a lot of time with my grandparents at their house out in hampton bays. one summer day we were driving through town and we happened upon a parade. there were baton twirlers and marching bands and guys from the local elks club, etc. as we watched the parade go by we started to wonder what the reason for the parade was. it wasn't memorial day or 4th of july or any of the other typical parade-inducing holidays. then when my grandfather asked a passing policeman "what is this parade for?" the policeman said, "oh you know, it's just a regular parade." then the rest of the day we pondered what a "regular parade" was.