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Richmond Heights Centennial Parade

Richmond Heights Centennial Parade

It was raining this morning, so we never did manage to get out on our bicycles today. Instead, we walked around the neighborhood. Richmond Heights was celebrating its centennial today, with a parade and a fair. The picture with this post shows the beginning of the parade, a phalanx of motorcycle cops who were going as slow as they could and still keep their bikes upright. Even so, they were far outstripping the rest of the parade.

After the parade, we went shopping. My Dad had given us a fair number of really nice glass artworks and Anne decided that we needed a display case for them. She had checked out the row on Big Bend of antique, secondhand and consignment shops this week, when she walked home from school. She had taken pictures of them and we picked out one that we liked the most. It was a relatively small art deco piece, but was made almost entirely out of glass. It was a chore getting it out of the store, into the car and then into the house, but we made it. Pictures of all this are sure to follow.

Next we checked out the city fair at the Heights. We bumped into a number of our neighbors there, eschewed all of the carnival rides and had a late lunch of not particularly healthy food. Anne checked out the Biomat booth. She had done yoga twice this week and was complaining about aches and pains all day. The Biomat is “a medical device that employs far infrared rays, negative ion effects and the conductive properties of amethyst crystals.” She laid on it for about fifteen minutes, while I went to the beer tent and watched the Cardinals game. I prefer my form of therapy, especially since the Cards won.

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