I don't know how it came to be, but there must have been a big southwestern Ontario Shriner's gathering in town this weekend. They partied and paraded quite jubilantly on Saturday afternoon starting only a hundred metres or so from the house. Other curious neighbours gathered to see them off on their loop of the square as I did.
There wasn't one lady to be seen in the lot. Evidently women aren't or can't become a member of the order. However it is a fraternity.. But what a shame... All the little Honda dirt bikes and four wheelers, the Aladdin-like shoes, the dune buddies and fire trucks.... All the neat toys and gizmos. They had a clown brigade too. There were a few different bands playing. It all sort of takes one to the middle east or off to Morocco. Totally Lawrence of Arabia type atmosphere, but in Goderich.