Today was parade day here at Camp Jabberwocky. We like to celebrate our nation’s birthday by heading into Edgartown, marching in the parade and waving to all the people lining the streets. We stayed up late the night before making costumes and floats which could fit over the wheelchairs. The hard work was all worth it as we got tremendous cheers from the crowds. The Swedes made an excellent bull out of paper mache and a cart and we had everyone running around trying to avoid it’s long horns. It was a fun day.
We were all exhausted when we got home and we had a delicious spaghetti dinner back at camp. Hellcat made her first visit of the summer and it was very memorable. She got up after the meal was over told us all we need to work on making our handshakes more firm. Then she recounted a few stories from the old days at camp and told Sierra she needed a haircut to get her hair our of her eyes. Then the room got quiet and Hellcat began her famous recitation of the Jabberwocky poem. It was a meaningful experience for the new counselors and campers alike to be able to meet the founding mother of this wonderful camp. They gave her a standing ovation. The ones who could stand did anyway. We hope she’ll return often this summer.