“average JoeOhio Tour” cont: We headed west to Milian, Ohio, for the Milan Melon Festival Parade. What a crowd! Our kids buzzed about the average Joe mobiles (one driven by Liz’s father Stuart) on roller blades throwing candy and passing out flyers. I walked along the curb, shaking hands and promising everyone wearing an Ohio State shirt (and there were a lot) that: “When I get to D.C., I’m going to have a big buckeye put on top of the Capitol Dome!” (Well I can do that, can’t I?) Passing through the bandstand area, the announcer noted that another of my campaign promises is that I was going to have “…melons at the Inaugaration.” Just as he finished reading this, I turned to the crowd in the stands and yelled: “AND A MELON IN EVERY POT, TOO!” (Well, when in Rome…). Note: The night before, we attended part of the High School Band Concert and the Melon Festival Queen Contest. As the contest was going on, I milled about passing out flyers and finding myself in a conversation with a local high school football coach. At one point I asked him: “Why does the Milan Melon Festival Queen need a chaperone?” He didn’t know. Answer: “So she cantelope.” He smiled.