Friday, August 26, 2011

Alberta Last Thursday Street Fair

The last Thursday of each month the neighborhood nearby celebrates, parties, and gives opportunity
for those that want to dress up or down to parade down Alberta Avenue.
In summer the street is full of entertainment of all kinds
and street vendors of things I hadn't even thought of to sell.
I sat along the curb for awhile with my camera and watched the parade go by.
Then I walked awhile.
At one of the booths my husband recognized someone you may know.
We stopped to chat and I asked if I could take his picture.
He said only if I was in the picture.
Do you recognize him?
The younger people stopping by didn't know who he was,
but we had in years past gone to one of his concerts.
Oh my husband took the picture, but he was so jealous because
he was the fan more than myself.  Just smiling!
So here's the picture, let me know if you know who it is.
Hint: remember the song Puff the Magic Dragon?

Yes, Dutchbaby was the first to guess, it was Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary.
He was promoting his new children's book and CD.


Joy said...

I knew it was Peter or Paul...saw them on PBS not long ago. How neat to run into him at a street fair!

koralee said...

Oh dear...I remember that song when I was little but forgot who sung not recognize this happy looking guy at all but GOOD for you!

Happy day to you my friend.

somepinkflowers said...

it certainly isn't Mary!


{{ did you kiss
the top of his head?
i think i would have
that is just me...}}}

Dutchbaby said...

Peter Yarrow came to Palo Alto last year to promote his latest children's songbook. He put on a wonderful show that had the kids hopping up and down.

This parade looks like fun.

Dutchbaby said...

P.S. Love your new header!

Steph said...

I know several verses! :-)

riona said...

I am pretty sure it's Peter ... isn't Paul the tall skinny dude. I remember back in the late sixties going to a Peter, Paul and Mary concert at Forest Hills in Queens, NYC. They put on a great show.

La Tea Dah said...

Wow, how cool is that!

Laurie said...

If I had looked a little longer at his eyes, I would have had it! I loved Peter Paul and Mary, and this was one of my favorite songs. The party looks like it was a riot!

Karen's Place said...

you are full of cool.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Puff the Magic, that takes me way back! I remember when it became a hit; I was in junior high.

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

What a fun event, Marilyn. You got some excellent pictures, and I love the one with Peter Yarrow. What a nice surprise to meet him.

Anonymous said...

That's right on the street that my oldest lives on! I love that part of Portland, but we didn't get to see the street fair when we were visiting :-(

Jeanie said...

You both look wonderful! Look at your smile! And Peter looks pretty darned good, too!

Angela McRae said...

The street fair looks fun, and to meet a celebrity too ... delightful!