As you can see from the photos, our plans to have an outdoor ‘picanica’ were dashed by la pioggia (the rain). We took it inside and had an old fashion ‘cookahousa’festa. It reminded me of the times we went to the Rodoni Ranch (La Nostra Costa,page 201) ‘cookahousa’ on one or more of the holidays, and Andreina Rodoni cooked a fabulous meal for the ranceri
and invited family friends. We, kids and all. crowded around the tables to gorge ourselves with the delicious food. Then we would entice Bronco, my father, to sing some Italian songs. Unfortunately, the “Old Rancere” doesn't possess Bronco’s great singing voice; however, with the aid of an “Italian Sing-Along” record he attempted to sing and emulate Bronco’s gestures, etc. Hopefully, he was able to entertain you all and give you a sense how it was inside the ‘old cookahousa' su per la costa.
Again thanks to one and all for being there. Your presence help make “La Nostra Costa Days Revival II” a great success. Hopefully, we will have better weather for LNCD Revival III. Then we can have that ‘picanica’.
Sempre Avanti con la historia della Nostra Costa (Our Coast). ivno
BTW: Peter McGettigine was there to video tape the Event for Santa Cruz Community TV. Those of you who do not live in the Santa Cruz Community TV area, might want to entice some friends who do live in the area to video tape it for you when it airs.