Blonde Parade brings joy to Latvia in recession

By Ingrid Fetell Lee

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I haven’t seen an approach to joy quite like this before. A group of over 500 Latvian blondes tired of sitting around being depressed about the recession decided to do something to bring a little levity to the people. Dressed in bright pink and white, they marched the streets of Riga, hoping to lift the country out of its emotional, if not economic, doldrums.

The image gallery has me thinking they were probably pretty successful.

June 3rd, 2009

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  1. ANNE FERGUSON on December 12, 2018

    A FEW DAYS AFTER 9/11 I WAS IN A BOOKSTORE AND ASKED FOR A HUMOROUS BOOK. FORTUNATELY, I HAD ASKED THE OWNER , WHO GOT IT FOR ME AND TOLD ME TO SIT AT ONE OF THE CAFE TABLES TO “GET A FEELING FOR IT”.
    THE BOOK WAS: THE SWEET POTATO QUEEN’S BOOK OF LOVE,,,,WHICH MADE
    ME LAUGH OUT LOUD WHICH IS HOW I MET THE THREE WOMEN AT THE
    NEXT TABLE,,,WHO WERE THERE RECOVERING FROM HAVING EXPERIENCED
    9/11, LIVING NEAR THE PENTAGON.
    THEY INVITED ME TO SHARE THEIR TABLE, AND THEN, AFTER WE’D LAUGHED AND TALKED AWHILE, THEY INVITED ME TO BREAKFAST.
    I EVENTUALLY LEFT AFTER BUYING THE BOOK,
    THE NEXT MORNING, MY HUSBAND DROPPED ME OFF IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD WHEN I REALIZED THAT I DIDN’T KNOW THEIR ADDRESS,
    I TOLD HIM NOT TO WORRY BECAUSE I RECALLED THAT THEY LIVED IN A CAPE COD TYPE HOUSE IN WALKABLE DISTANCE TO THE OCEAN, BUT, HE POINTED OUT THAT I WAS IN A NEIGHBORHOOD OF CAPES.
    I JUST KNEW THAT I’D CONNECT WITH THEM BECAUSE THEY’D BE LOOKING FOR ME, AS I WALKED SLOWLY UP THE STREETS NEAR THE OCEAN,
    AND THEN, I LAUGHED OUTLOUD,,,FOR THEY HAD PUT A PILE OF SWEET POTATOES ON THEIR FRONT PORCH. AND I WAS LAUGHINGLY WELCOMED,

    THEIR BREAKFAST WAS JOYFUL FOR THEY APPEARED TO ME WEARING “BABY FUN CHEEKS” MASKS,,WHICH LED TO ME BUYING A DOZEN MASKS AND PASSING THEM OUT LIKE LADY BOUNTIFUL,,THEY WERE SURE FIRE LAUGH GETTERS
    (AND I ENDED UP GIVING ONE TO HILLARY CLINTON, WHO WAS DELIGHTED.)

    I HAVE YOUR BOOK, AND TOUT IT AS MY BIBLE,,,
    FONDLY AND,,,, MOST GRATEFULLY,
    ANNE
    P.S.I BOUGHT 3 RED STOOLS WHICH DELIGHT ME IN ALL 4 ROOMS THAT THEY ARE IN ,AND I USED “FUNCTIONSLUST” TO LABEL ONE OF MY ABSTRACT PAINTINGS!

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