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Chinese New Year

We have a good sized Chinese community here, and they have celebrations throughout the year.  A couple of years ago, they brought together all of the parts to present a dragon to celebrate the new year.  I have missed previous years, but this year I found out about the parade just in time.  So as we all collected to watch the fun on our cold morning,  they started off with the ribbons of firecrackers and the drum and cymbals.  The dragon and the lion dogs all started across town.  Most of the people that came up for the show joined in the procession and we all followed them on the journey.  It took about an hour, and everyone got their exercise; especially the folks with the dragon.  So if no one has said it yet,  Happy New Year!!