Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday was such a gorgeous day that I celebrated by going to the park twice -- my regular morning walk and then an after dinner hangout to watch the evening sky. I wasn't alone. 103.5 FM chose the Shell to host its Soul Family Reunion this year, and there was a rocking party happening over there. A very different celebration was a wedding in the Brooks walled garden just opposite the Shell. The harp would have had a hard time competing with the soul music, but it looked like the festival folks took a break to let the ceremony happen. Other celebrations were scattered around the park as families and friends camped out on blankets and enjoyed the evening. It was marvelous to see so many people coming together to rejoice in a beautiful day and mingle our celebrations in one large public park that Memphis is so lucky to have.