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Goodbye Mr. Balazs

Goodbye, Mr. Balazs. I wish to thank you for the half-hour you spent with my son and me. We were biking on Ruby on a hot summer afternoon when we stopped to watch you polish the sculpture that now floats in Riverfront Park. You saw us and waved for us to come on in. You explained the sculpture and showed us how you were putting on the final touches. This was a kindness I shall never forget.

Goodbye, Mr. Balazs. Fare thee well.

Glen Jones

Liberty Lake


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