First images coming in: these are of our early morning set-up. The deejay was already playing tunes, so everyone’s spirits were up. During the process, we received a surprise donation from Trish Sullivan of Destination Salinas: an Asian Archway! We immediately set it up, and it was a great addition to our pop-up!
I also put out our short Wish List for 2015 (we’ve got more than 2 wishes, but I thought it would be good to start with these two).
Before the ceremonies begin, I walk over to the historic train station, and discover this literary marker, mentioning authors John Steinbeck (Grapes of Wrath) and Carlos Bulosan (America is in the Heart). I remember reading Bulosan’s book review of Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath in a Filipino newspaper published in the late 1930s. I think he’d be happy to know that this marker at the Salinas Train Station remembers both of them.