Picture from Ford Times, 1977
Ominous-looking rain clouds obligingly held back long enough Saturday to allow the 69th annual Butterfly Parade in Pacific Grove.
The event celebrating the yearly return of monarch butterflies is as identifiable with the seaside community as its ocean views and its “America’s Last Hometown” reputation.
A few sprinkles were felt. That was all.
“The parade has (not) been rained out in 34 years,” said Dave Anderson, a third-grade teacher at Robert Down Elementary School. Anderson, dressed as an Indian chief, led his students who were garbed in tribal costume.