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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Italian Heritage Festival - La Dolce Vita!

When I am not writing, I am busy doing other things--Snapping photos, checking out the neighborhood in the County I was born, living life to its fullest--Last Sunday, I drove Little Red to the Valhalla Dam and spent time celebrating my heritage... If you've ever wondered what an Italian Feast is, think food food food and music playing loud louder loudest. I'm just saying.


Beneath a blanket of sky the color of turquoise and framed in the mountain of rock quarried by Italian immigrants in the early 1900s, hundreds of Italian Americans, including this writer, and a few thousand wanna-be-Italians, gathered together for the Annual Italian Heritage Festival.

While Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin serenaded visitors with favorite songs about the moon looking like a pizza pie and doing things my way, vendors parked in tents plied their trade selling tee shirts, leather goods, sunglasses and more.

I was there, and what I can say is a great time was had by all.

Here's a few photos of the event:


The Band Box where all that good music is played.

It just wouldn't be an Italian extravaganza without a car raffle...


Or, sausage and pepper sandwich...

And of course, funnel cake, sprinkled in powdered sugar.


Say goodnight Linda. Goodnight Linda.


Now, it's your turn, dear writer.

What did you do last weekend?

Why not write it.

Go ahead.

I dare you.

Writing Tip:

"Never be afraid to ask anyone, no matter how busy or famous, for information, The worst they will say is no, and many will be willing to help. Often the people on their staffs will be happy to get you what you need."--Scott Edelstein

Writing Quote:

"Traveling and writing are the same thing.."--Lorena' Villalonga


See you in print,

Linda Della Donna
Author of
"A Gift of Love, A Widow's Memoir"

4 comments:

Nelieta said...

This looks like such a great event! I agree with you, there is always so much happening in and around where we live and it is wonderful to explore these events. Great photo´s!

Debbie said...

Looks yummy and fun!!

Jill said...

Is that the dam in Valhalla? Used to go and 'park' there (at least that's what we called it back then!

jar81346 said...

Is that the Valhalla dam? We used to go 'park' there (at least that's what we called it back then)!