It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. I like to use the phrase “true facts” because sometimes I can get younger members of the family to roll their eyes. Last week I photographed “hi” and “lex” marching in the winter carnival parade. It seems that some parade goers and some members of my own household do not know what Hi-lex is. Hi-lex is/was is a bleach solution kind of like clorox made right here in St. Paul Minnesota used to sterilize and clean stuff.
As near as I can figure the company was founded in the mid 1940’s. I tried to find out if I could still buy Hi-lex but every time I looked for it I found Clorox. The Hi-Lex gnomes live at Westcott Station in St. Paul and appear in our Winter Carnival parades every year. They seem to be blind and are always accompanied by people who can see. . . true fact!
Don’t forget to go to the Vulcan Victory Torch light parade on Saturday. It Starts at 5:30 PM on 5th and Washington and travels to Rice Park and circles the park. After the parade there will be an epic battle between King Boreas and Vulcanus rex on the steps of the St. Paul public Library and even though I know who will win I don’t want to spoil the plot.