Saturday, July 25

"PORTAGUE FESTA"

This morning Bobbie.My Sister Trisha and I met up with Bobbies Boss and his wife.Mrs,G. was the Grand Marshal this year) in Oakdale Ca.(Cowboy Capital of the World) Today was the " Portugues Festa" They started with the Father of Saint Marys Catholic Church Blessing the Animals. They also did dancing. Kind of like square dancing.There were a lot of Animals and it was a fun enviroment. I hadnt gone since I was Around four.So naturally I didnt know what to expect. Trisha(my Sister) said it brought back memories for her as a young girl she wore the princess dresses and participated in the activities.After the Parade, we all met at the hall.Around 400 people attended. They served food and drinks. At no charge, ribs,portague beans,salad.sweet bread,All the sodas you wanted.Everone was very nice. I couldnt help feeling a bit nostalic.My family came from the Azores.I havent seen them in years.Im going to try and find My Aunt(my real Dads Sister) And go see her. I have a lot of questions about my Dad.He passed away when I was eight.All in all it was a great day.Any of you Bloggers ever attended.Write me and tell me about it. Thanks for stopping by and sharing my day.Until next time. John





















14 comments:

  1. It all sounds such fun, glad you enjoyed it. Living here in England I know nothing about it. I miss you stopping by at my blog.

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  2. Sounds like you all had a great time. Good luck tracking down your relatives and your past.

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  3. Sounds like quite the party!

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  4. Sounds like you all had a good time. A cousin by marriage tracked down our family history on the Robertson side, my moms maiden name. No axe murderers so that was a good thing.

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  5. Sounds like a good time and lots of good food. And you definitely can't beat free food. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog, but he's my brother...ha. He does have two beautiful children from his first marriage, they are the niece and nephew at the top right of my blog. Have a great day, Sheila

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  6. Looks like you had a good time. Have a great week. Nancy

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  7. sounds like a great time. I tried to email you but it did not work. email me when you can at bradpost@turn4good.com, look forward to connecting

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  8. sounds like you had a great time. my son would have loved the tractors in the pics.

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  9. SOUNDS FASCINATING!! GLAD YOU HAD SUCH A LOVELY DAY!

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  10. Glad that you had a great time. It is interesting that your sister participated the event when she's little. Cool!

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  11. Hi John, Thanks for dropping by at my blog. I could't find waystation. Could you please send me the link? Thank you.

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  12. We got our Dish and so far so good. Very clear picture on most channels or whatever they call them. Remote still looks like an alien but will figure it out in time. You were asking me why my alcoholic neighbor was peeking through the fence at me. We have found it is impossible to try to be friends with truly hardcore alcoholics and that is what he and his brother is as were their paarents. We finally just broke off all contact with them for our peace of mind and that is one of their childish ways of getting back at us.For quite sometime if he heard me go out to water my plants he would run outside and stare at me and not say a word. He did that when I was here alone. He nor his brother are kids. Both in their 30's. On weekends they start drinking around 9 in the AM and it is non stop until around 10:00 or 11:00 at night.

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  13. sounds like fun! the pics are great. :)
    huggies...

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  14. That sounds like so much fun! It's been ages since we've attended anything like that. I'll have to look into changing that.

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