There were a large group of very friendly ladies on both corners of Main and Alvarado on Wednesday waving flags. It was Veterans Day. Honestly not knowing what was going on, I walked up to a couple of them and asked if there was a parade on the way?
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Trust but verify
"No," a woman said. "We are praying for Fallbrook." From their sign I guess you could infer they were praying for the whole country and we could certainly use it. No harm in that. I asked what church they were from and they said St. Peters, the local Catholic church.
I crossed the street to the south and encountered more prayerful folk. And me being me, I had to ask them one question that was pressing on my mind. "How come only one of your group is wearing a mask? You know we're in the midst of a pandemic. Isn't that a little risky?"
A woman in the group answered me. "We've got masks." I said, "Really, where?" She pulled the crucifix from her chest and pushing it towards me like one might banish an evil spirit, said,"Right here."
I didn't quite know what to say to that and just muttered, slightly under my breath, "Not much help for the rest of us," and walked away. What the heck can you say?