Parade As I rode along (with about 1000 children), the entire town was out on the streets gawking. Old men gave me the "thumbs up", wives and daughters blushed and whispered behind their hands when I passed. At one point I heard "... Mr. Jon ..." on the loudspeaker. As a joke, I triumphantly raised my fist in the air and a roar of applause came forth from the crowd!