We had the opportunity in February to travel down to Houston for a presentation. (I'd been invited to talk about the heralds visitations to the Friends of the Clayton Library down there.) Having a few extra minutes before driving over the library where the presentation was to be given, we drove around a bit to see what we could see. And, doggone, if not three blocks from hotel but we found some heraldry. Sort of.
But, hey, as I always say, "heraldry is where you find it." And, as I also note, you can find it just about anywhere.
* Parker's A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry defines "riband or ribbon" as "[t]he term Ribbon is used by one or two heraldic writers for a diminutive of the bend, of which it is one-eighth in width."
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