Busy day. This morning I had an Extraordinary Form Mass, a blessing of woman before childbirth, Ordinary Form Mass, a First Holy Communion, and a traditional Baptism, with a “churching”, followed by a cookout at which the adults were outnumbered by the children under 10 about 5:1.
Just a couple shots.
The church is St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, WI, just to the west of Madison.
The new Communicant with his cake.
It being Wisconsin there were unparalleled brats.
Cheesy potatoes in the background. There were beans and potato salad and amazing organic all beef hotdogs.
After a nap… for it is a day of rest, and it being a perfect day, cool, sunny, no bugs, I decided to take the HR rig on the road.
I drove back to the parish and set up in the beautiful garden by the cemetery on the top of the hill.
Before setting up, I remembered the dead, so many nearby, and said the Angelus with the ringing of the bells in the church tower below the hill.
This is the first time I have set out outside my residence.
Sub tegmine fagi.
I was joined by my local Elmer and, later, the pastor. We had some chat around topics beyond radio.
Back at the Steam Pipe Trunk Distrubution Venue, I can now enjoy a dram. The parents of the baptizata gave me drop of the craythur.
Thinking back, perhaps I should have scheduled a Blood Moon Disaster Tetrad Shemitah Event, with images of a lunar eclipse over a falling stock market ticker and burning cities on the QSL card.
Perhaps next event might be a All Saints Day in the cemetery. Think of the possibilities.