Saturday, November 9, 2013


Again, for the 14th year, Southmost held the annual Veterans day parade.  It was huge.  I started at the luncheon at Christ the King Church on Southmost.  Coffee Shop No. 2 provided the food.  It was good - green salsa on the cabbage salad was awesome.

The only oddity is the organizers included vets from all modern wars except WWII.  I know of several WWII veterans who felt slighted.  I am certain had Yoli Rosenbaum Collins not been dealing with her end of life, this mistake never would have happened.  While the day was a day to thank veterans, it was appropriate for us to remember how Yoli made this all possible.  She was a voice of Southmost which will be missed.

But I must say - Southmost once again proved they throw a great party and parade.  My long term readers know I see Southmost as the heart and soul of Brownsville.  It is the true cultural center of Brownsville - the food, the music, the people, the real neighborhoods where people know each other and care for each other.  That love was seen in today's events.

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