What a great afternoon! Although the clouds were billowing the rain held off and the street was FULL….full of love! We were the last band to play for the afternoon. We put together a band of people that had never all worked together before, had not rehearsed , but had enough talent to go with the flow and have fun! Phew. We called ourselves ” Rene and The Hopefuls ” because Rene Pierno has been volunteering at Hope Mission in this way for years and it was her gig. I was so glad to be a part of it ….especially when you could hear SO many people singing along with us to classic songs like ” Walking on Sunshine or Country Roads ” , etc. We had dancers too! The poor made the middle class feel rich . We all felt the blessings of community and the joy of music.