The rains that came on April 19, 1942 did not dampen the spirits of Old Timers who gathered in Cheyenne for a reunion. The rain merely changed the schedule of events. The parade was over before the rain started. Basket dinners were spread in church dining rooms and in homes where the old western hospitality prevailed. The 500 gallons of coffee was boiling in the big copper kettle in Black Kettle Park, but the rain was so great that none crossed Sergeant Major Creek for the coffee. Each member of the five bands that participated in the parade were given tickets for their dinner at any café in town.