09 December 2009

Come and listen to a story...

I had to? got to? help with some field work in Beverly Hills today, which took the better part of the entire morning, what with traffic on the freeway and the painfully slow parade of traffic lights on Sunset and the marching around in the mud. But it was a pretty day, if only in the 50s, and at the end of the work (and a small tour of Downtown), there were taquitos for lunch at one of the little stalls at Olvera Street. Then to another counter to pick up some sweets and walk in the sun admiring the serapes and hats and belts that have not changed a bit in the 20-odd years I've been visiting Olvera Street.

Las Posadas, the annual celebration of Mary and Joseph's trip to Bethlehem and search for a place to stay, begins in about a week. It's been years since I've gone, but it's a lovely reenactment, and the decorations, including a really impressive manger scene, were already starting to appear in the square. As you can see from the photo I took this afternoon, Baby Jesus is already in residence.

The daughter would be pleased.

Go listen to some music: "The Ballad of Jed Clampett," the theme from the TV show The Beverly Hillbillies, performed by Jerry Scoggins and Flatt and Scruggs.

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