Momma Mia!

For those of you who know me you know that Carbunkle Trumpet is not my real name (it is Willie Herrenton) and believe it or not with these blonde locks of hair is an 4th generation Eye-talian. My mother has the blonde hair and I took that but I have my father’s build and mannerisms so please pray for my wife. Anyway the end of the month brings the last of the festivals being the Holy Rosary Church School fundraiser the Memphis Italian Festival and all 50+ Italian teams congregate in Marquette park the first week of June for a “friendly’ contest. When I say friendly I mean we realize that this is for fun and any prize money that is won for a contest (Gravy, Anything Italian, Best Booth, ect) we give that money back to the church as it is more about that plastic trophy.
This year the festival turned 20 and I am proud to say that it is still “family friendly” as sure we may drink a little beer/wine/jager but we also are respectful and want it to be like Sunday dinner and this year was no different.
I am proud of our team (Second Generation Italian Society) as we came in 6th in Gravy, 3rd in Best Happy Hour Drink, and 9th in Anything Italian so we brought home some hardware and still had a good time.

Proof that Man does not live on pasta alone these are loaded burger that we made the Wednesday before the festival and Momma made them! They were good!
Speedie Chicken and Italian Sausage for Thursday night

J-Bob and his Cougar!

I don’t know their name as I still refer to them as Sons of Bacchus (Andy’s team though)

Noodle Head’s team (Gill’s team)

Out tent (yes I know it is not like the years past but we are on budget cuts) SYAM!

2 Pollocks, 1 Italian and Lots a Rednecks (our neighbors)

Twisted Noodles (best booth winners)

Apasatalypso (2 down from us)

Mom and Ricky chopping the onions for the contest gravy

This is going to be trouble in 10 to 15 years

Our Doormen

Mom/Dad what does Redbull taste like?

The First Generation

Ba

Now this is how we get dishes done, wine service and back massages!

It is good to be the king!

Like I say!

Aren’t those Pettits so ugly?

Oh look Blog Stalkers! (too bad they like Miss State)

High heels in the mud, no points but thanks for playing

She is a lucky girl

The Last Corndog of the season!

A CBT creation (Sauteed Mushrooms/Onions over Pasta with browned Ital Sausage) it was good!

Only in a diaper at Italian fest!

First Generation nap time!

Ms Anne talking into her hand (her elbow was busy)

Another one down

Synchronized Serving!

Nice Shorts

Paige what do you mean Second Generation isn’t going to win, they are our neighbors!

He realized the band wasn’t going to play Freebird!

Mary Anna

Volpe and Luigi

3rd Place in Happy Hour Drink (you were surprised?)

Thank you poster to the Ransons for 20 years of good times

Richard telling us that he prefers German food over Italian food

The Grape Stompers of Lucy and Ethel

You can take the BBQ cooker out of the Italian fest can you?

No it isn’t mine but she is a cutie

The J-Bob and Mommy

The 3rd place happy hour plaque resting at the Monkey (thanks to Kris Cross)
And so till next year!
TTK!

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8 comments

  1. Great pictures! Where is this? I don't remember going to Eye-talian fest when I lived there…is it new? Maybe we'll have to plan on being there for that instead (I am, after all, 1/2 eye-talian as well — the better half) or at leat the half that prefers wine to whiskey!

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  2. Great pictures! Where is this? I don't remember going to Eye-talian fest when I lived there…is it new? Maybe we'll have to plan on being there for that instead (I am, after all, 1/2 eye-talian as well — the better half) or at leat the half that prefers wine to whiskey!

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  3. It is at Marquette park (next to Holy Rosary) at the corner of Mt Moriah and Park.
    Each Church parish had to come up with a fundraiser when they outlawed Bingo. St. Louis parish had the hole in one, St. Benedict has the German festival, and Holy Rosary had this one.
    There were a ton of folks there this year and we had a good time!

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  4. It is at Marquette park (next to Holy Rosary) at the corner of Mt Moriah and Park.
    Each Church parish had to come up with a fundraiser when they outlawed Bingo. St. Louis parish had the hole in one, St. Benedict has the German festival, and Holy Rosary had this one.
    There were a ton of folks there this year and we had a good time!

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  5. I have a habit of planning vacations around food (fun too, but mainly food)…Now I am thinking of hhmmmmmmm…..Memphis! Seems like there is always one food festival or another. Or better yet, you are at the grill – Chez CBT!

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  6. I have a habit of planning vacations around food (fun too, but mainly food)…Now I am thinking of hhmmmmmmm…..Memphis! Seems like there is always one food festival or another. Or better yet, you are at the grill – Chez CBT!

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