King for a day, La Conner celebrates Tom Robbins


September 6, 2023

Portrait of Tom Robbins wearing crown

Nancy Crowell

Author Tom Robbins wearing his King for a Day crown.

La Conner showed its colors Saturday with a joyous celebration of famed local author Tom Robbins, named King for a Day and hailed by fans as he and wife Alexa led a parade down First Street perched atop the vintage La Conner fire truck. In a nod to his bestselling novels, fans showed up in outrageous costumes, the most popular of which were nods to Sissy, the hitchhiking model of "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues"

The day was a celebration of imagination and creativity in all its forms. Favorite Robbins' quotes were scrawled on the sidewalks, appeared on posters in shop windows and shared on sig...

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