Saturday, July 9, 2016

I was at the Mercer Island parade and festival with booths.  I will have another post with more photos, but here are some with me while I was katana walking.

Some of the people here today with and for Phillip were simply volunteers. . .  No one paid extra attention to the katana, with the following exceptions: the people at either of the martial arts studios recognized it immediately and assumed that I was like them in some way; a young boy in the presence of his mom looked at me with a bit more curiosity than one might give to ordinary people; I chatted with the Mayor of MI and he asked what the katana was; at the end of the time at the festival, I waved at the officers in the preparation booth and they waved back, happy we had had a day without any call or need to deal with violence, I think.

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near the emergency preparedness booth and some officers with whom I chatted.

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with Phillip Yin who is running for Lt. gov. of Washington state. He has been a reporter on CNBC and Bloomberg. Perhaps I have seen him on TV!

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with 3 young ladies. Phillip Yin has 3 daughters, but whether these ladies are related to him, I did not ask. Some of the people here today with and for Phillip were simply volunteers. . . No one paid extra attention to the katana, with the following exceptions: the people at either of the martial arts studios recognized it immediately and assumed that I was like them in some way; a young boy in the presence of his mom looked at me with a bit more curiosity than one might give to ordinary people; I chatted with the Mayor of MI and he asked what the katana was; at the end of the time at the festival, I waved at the officers in the preparation booth and they waved back, happy we had had a day without any call or need to deal with violence, I think.

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