Sunday, April 27, 2014

A night for Krystle

As I mentioned in my previous blog entry I attended a local restaurant because the World Series trophy would be there. All this was tied together to raise money for the Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund.
As you can imagine the bombings hit all of us in the area quite hard. Not just the Boston Area but locally and personally because of my relationship with Arlene and her daughters. I did not know Krystle Campbell but Arlene and her daughters knew her. The kids went to school and played together. As you may or may not know I live next door. Krystle's family home is a two minute walk from my driveway.

So Arlene, her daughter Allison and I went to the restaurant, which was loud and packed. It didn't hurt that a Boston Bruins playoff game was on television. I brought my old, by today's standards, 5 mega pixel camera. It did give a few problems as it wouldn't zoom when I tried shooting video. When I used the flash for photo's the slight delay after the flash combined with any movements I might have made combined with the packed house made some pictures a bit blurry. A couple are good enough to show.

This not my photo. I found it on the Internet. It was shot in the center of town here locally in the center of town.

 This next shot is near the entrance of the restaurant. Lot's of hustle and bustle. The blurriness of the picture shows the constant motion of the room. It was crowded and loud, but that's ok. There was a playoff game and the World Series Trophy is a draw. You'd be a fool to think that it wouldn't be any other way. There were raffle drawings and a $10.00 fee to your picture with the trophy all to raise money for the scholarship.   

I have a picture of myself with the other two trophies from 2004 and 2007 so I didn't get one this time but I gave the $10 anyway.


As it turned out, after being told it would be a half hour wait, we waited and waited. A half hour passed and we were understanding.  The place was packed but after seeing people who came in after us get seated we decided to leave and go to another restaurant, my personal favorite Raso's. We weren't upset though, it was only a ten minute drive as we live almost an equal distance from each place. 
Apart from a martini each nobody ordered anything fancy.

Allison had Pasta Fagioli which just means beans and macaroni 
I had a prosciutto panini which is a toasted prosciutto, fresh mozzarella and roasted pepper sandwich.
Arlene had a cheese burger. I think we all knows what that looks like. I only post the pictures and describe what we had because this is known as Italian peasant food not some fancy dish and I'm not sure if this stuff is popular in other parts of the country. The northeast has a large Italian population. Boston and my city have large Italian populations. I'm sure there are other large populations in other large cities but it's a big country and there are people from all over the world here.

You know what? As bad as the video is (and it is) I'm going to post it. I lightened it up a bit but it's still dark, but it sure is noisy.
So all and all it was a pleasant day. Alright it's time for me to get myself together
I'm outta here.


  1. I'll take peasant food then, your sandwich looked very good.:) It's great that you went with Arlene and her daughter and enjoyed your time. I love that you are counting the days till vacation. I hope when you go you get lots of photos. Blessings for a great new week ahead. xoxo, Susie

  2. The food looks really good. I know what a panini is as we can get those here. Arlene's dish I have never heard of but it sure looks good! The photos are great and I would love to see the pic of you with the trophy. Maybe you could post it in your next blog. I hope this next week is a good one!

  3. I too would like to see you with the trophy. The pepper sandwich took my breath away. Not familiar with except the burger. I hoped they raised lots. Your count down is getting shorter.

  4. The pasta bowl is one of my very favorites! What a busy and active crowd participated in the fundraiser. You folks sure have lots of things to do and places to go.

  5. That is a busy place those meals look very tasty indeed.
    Just love Panini and Arlene's dish looks good to.