Friday, June 18, 2010

Jubilee Day 2010 Venimus, Vidimus, Vicimus

Footfalls echo in the memory, 
Down the passage which we did not take,
Towards the door we never opened
Into the rose-garden.
T. S. Eliot

Sharing a pumpkin funnel cake topped with cinnamon and sugar was the first stop of our visit to the 82nd Annual Jubilee Day.

Continuing our formula for successful wheelchair outings of “arrive early and depart early” I was surprised at how busy the street was even before official beginning time. Dominated by strollers and wheelchairs, it was like some modern variation of the Riddle of the Sphinx. Hey, assistive technology traffic beats a forest of buttocks any day!

Cruising by a zillion vendors of things of interest and no interest a caricature booth caught our attention. Concluding this was something we had never done, we sat down with Neil McMillin freelance illustrator and graphic designer out of Lebanon, PA. 
Visiting the Keystone Smokehouse & BBQ truck was one of those Multiple Sclerosis or Patti or both moments. Preparing Patti’s pulled pork bbq sandwich the clerk simply asked if Patti would like a little coleslaw, unaware that Patti can get down right evangelistic in her contempt for coleslaw. Few people have such passion about coleslaw or share with such a profanity laced epiphany.  

What is Jubilee Day for Patti without ‘bling’ shopping? Besides the ideal wheelchair height of street vendor displays, vendors are often shop owners or artists themselves. Interaction in shopping is a treat and a half.
Here Patti strikes poses as she models her Jubilee Day ‘bling’, a necklace and earring set from Head to Toe Boutique of Annville, PA

Finally, sipping down frozen lemonades we happily rolled on out as the crowds began to build and temperatures began to climb. 

Easy? No! Outings never are. Yet in the end, Venimus, Vidimus, Vicimus!

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer
musings: patrick ponders 


  1. cute caricature of the two of you, Patrick. I think its neat you guys decided to have it done. Pumpkin funnel cake; never heard of it (pumpkin) but it sounds good! love Patti's bling! I think a lot of people must be learning your secret to get to these events earlier, but all in all, it sounds like it was a nice time for the two of you :)


  2. Looked like Patti and you had a great time, I'm also an early bird, that way crowds are way down.
    Tell Patti, love the necklace and earrings she looks so pretty. What a day, bet she had great dreams of a wonderful day.


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