Monday, October 11, 2010

Arkansas Samboree 2

Well, there were 26 of us Catholics waiting for the promised Mass at 4:00 p.m. At 4:05, someone showed up to say they could not find a priest to come out. We tried.

2010 10 09_Arkansas Samboree Day 3_4491 This evening’s entertainment was the duo, Pamela G. and Jackie H. One gal played the piano like nobody’s business and the other gal the guitar, mountain dulcimer and spoons. They were fabulous. They performed rock, country, big bands, and gospel. They had fantastic harmony, interacted with the audience and did a request or two. Sherry and some of the ladies line-danced to a few of the songs.

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Sherry line dancing. The white blob is someone’s melon.

One request was When the Saints Go Marching In. Apparently some of the more southern states have a Mardi Gras-like parade around the auditorium at their Samborees, complete with costumes, funny hats, parasols, and beads. This was the first time Tom and I had experienced that. Sherry and Jim had seen this done in Louisiana.

Door prizes were awarded after the performance and once again none of us won. This Samboree had far fewer prizes than others we have been to and they did the drawings a little differently.

We had packed up our chairs, rugs and dog pen before the show so we would only need to disconnect the electricity and hook up the cars.

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