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Fun times with Noah

October 27, 2008

There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.”

I couldn’t agree more with Elizabeth Lawrence, the gardener-writer. Especially so, I received a few photos of Noah, my grandson, the child of my niece Jo Marie D. Cannady who resides in Greensboro, North Carolina. Jo Marie and hubby Matt are pretty delighted by their little boy setting out to discover the outdoors this time that Halloween is across the bend.

Noah was with his little friends in a park riding in a kiddie train a few months ago. Another time I saw him with his grandparents, Joe and Cindy Dacanay of South Carolina on a weekend visit. This time he prepares early for thanksgiving day, choosing his pumpkins from some unnamed garden.

Come Halloween in October 31, 2008, I’m pretty sure he has a costume prepared for the trick a treat and be with friends to knock on doors and fetch a few candies in the street.

Noah reminds me of all the children of the world who bask in the best fleeting moments of their time before “the hour of reason comes knocking at the door.” As I look at his handsome innocent face, it’s as if morning has arrived and the first rays of the sun are trailing in. (Photo Credit: Jo Marie Cannady)=0=


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Penafrancia Fiesta 2008 in Charleston, South Carolina

September 17, 2008

The Bicol Association of Charleston Penafrancia celebration starts with 9 days of novena observed every Saturday from July 19 to September 13, 2008. The prayers are said at the Immaculate Conception Church, Charleston, South Carolina.

Highlighting the novena is a community dinner, get-together, singing and dancing. Honoring the Virgin of Penafrancia, the Patroness of Bicol, everyone is invited to the todo-todo cha-cha,boogie dances are performed by adults, children and guests, mostly with roots from Bicol, Philippines.

Schedule of Festivities:

September 19, 2008 (Friday), the Bicol Association of Charleston prepares the venue of the fiesta at the Navy Recreation Center at Monch Corner, SC.

September 20, 2008 (Saturday):
8:30-9:30 AM Holy mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, Goose Creek SC with Fr. Liam Panganiban
10;00-11;00 AM
Our Lady of Penafrancia is transported to Short Stay, Monch Corner, SC
11:00 – 2:00 PM
Grand Luncheon in the Convention Center for more than 500 devotees
2:15- 3:00 PM
Recitation of the Rosary and Fluvial Procession
3:00-4:00 PM
Eucharistic Mass Celebration with Msgr. Simon Peter Ignacio, Retired Commander US Navy Chaplain (Virac, Catanduanes); Fr. Noel Tria Parochial Vicar of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Charleston, SC (Naga City); Fr Tria of Savannah, Georgia; and The Bicol Choir
4:00-6:00 PM
Cultural Program featuring special presentations and surprise numbers; Maharlika Dance Troupe from Fayetteville, North Carolina and the Bicol Dancing Lolas
6–10;00 PM
Dinner at the Convention Center followed by social hour .

September 21, 2008 (Sunday)
11:00-12:30 PM Thanksgiving Holy Mass followed by concluding Lunch Fiesta.

Officers of the Bicol Association of Charleston, South Carolina
Steering Committee Chairman President: Joceline Losa-Masauding
Liturgical Coordinators: Sally de los Reyes-Ani, Cindy Mesia-Dacanay and Faye Espano
Program and Entertainment; Jerome Bien and Nancy Samson
Food & Mess Line: Sam Coquia, Loy Espano, Joe Dacanay, Bert Salvatierra, Art Artuz, and Manny Ani=0=