The other week I followed Suffolk County candidate for Register of Deeds Stephanie Everett through the Dorchester Day Parade. The day started out looking ominously dark and rainy, but Dorchester could not care less. Not only was the parade still on; hours before it began, cars were jammed into gridlock for miles around the site and residents set up their folding chairs along the sidewalk.
They knew what they were doing. The sun came out just in time for the parade to begin, in a magical cacophany of trumpets, clown wigs, and applause.