Kansas City

Lion Twins

 

Last summer I went to the zoo with my sister, my brother and baby niece number 1.
Of course I took lots of pictures, and I was just noticing these lions.

They're males, but they were neutered when they were very young and so they will never grow the big beautiful manes they otherwise would have. 

They are still majestically gorgeous, and I wanted to show them to you.

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1982 KansasCity St Patrick's Day Parade

When I was in High School, I skipped school a couple times to go to Kansas City's St Patrick's day parade. It was one of the biggest St Pat's parade in the country, and since I was entirely in love with Ireland at the time, there was no way I could miss it.

I found some pictures I took in 1982 and thought I'd share them with you.

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My friend Connie marched in the parade.

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The sheriff.

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KCK mayor Jack Reardon.

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I think this was the KCK police float.

I'm pretty sure I took more pictures than this - I had just gotten a Nikon EM and I loved to use it as much as possible - but these are what I found. I hope you enjoyed them, and I hope you enjoy your St Patrick's day today!