It rained on Clinton’s Christmas Parade Saturday morning, but it didn’t make much difference, at least not for the kids, whether they were riding on floats or watching from the sidewalks of Broad Street.

Their parents fretted, but the youngsters were more hardy – and hearty – than their parents anticipated.

“Hardy” means daring, courageous and capable of surviving difficult conditions. “Hearty” means showing warm and heartfelt affection.

The spectators pulled off a doubleheader sweep of words that sound the same.