Yesterday was our 7th annual church fair in my local parish. It’s a great way of bringing people together from our very own neighborhood. You get to see people that live few houses down but haven’t spoken to in months, or in my case, see people you haven’t seen in 17 years. I still can’t figure out if one particular friend I lost touch with really wanted to talk to me or was just playing along because I was closer to him in the beer line.
My family lives mostly in the same neighborhood so I got see both of my grandmas and many aunts, uncles, and cousins, some even worked the grill which reminded me of all the times I myself helped with the church fair back in Los Angeles. There was live music throughout the day with the headliner being an old rock & roll band ‘Trubadurzy’, a band that first started touring back in 1965. Fifty years later they actually rocked out pretty well for their age and definitely had the crowd singing along. You can catch one of their songs here, the Polish Beatles if you will. Beer on tap was weak, but the food was tasty. Kids had a lot of fun with the air slide and water ‘rollers’ were a nice touch on a hot Sunday afternoon. There was also a volleyball game between priests and some local residents, but I didn’t see it and don’t even know who won. It was a good fair.