Richard had no idea so many people would be at the dedication. Practically the whole town showed up! There were people who knew him, at least by sight or by name, others were bowing acquaintances and most were good friends of his, but surely they had better things to do on such a nice spring day than stand around to listen to Jason Garretty, their local representative in government and all-around loud-mouthed show-off, speak Richard’s praises.
It was both embarrassing and humbling. Not that Richard thought much of the entire thing. It was rather a silly thing for the town to spend money on, in his opinion. Of course, as he found out from Freddy, most of the money came from Victor. He supposed that rich dude could afford it, so he didn’t feel so bad about it.