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Awesome indeed!

The Sign Guy knows how to promote himself. Matter of fact, he’s turned into a major publicity hound. In Southampton’s Santa Claus Parade last night he had his own float!

There he was, looking every bit like the real Santa Claus, seated on a his personal float, surrounded by his signature hand-lettered signs wishing everyone the best of the season.

I cursed myself for not having a camera to add the pictorial history of Ralph Dymer (a.k.a. The Sign Guy) the man who obviously has become a local force to be reckoned with – a home-grown oddity – a Southampton icon – a man who delights in spreading good cheer.

Sign Guy has surpassed his 15 minutes of fame. He is now working hard on becoming a local legend.

And it looks like he will not let anything stand in his way.

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December 4, 2010 at 9:07 AM