Thursday, March 20, 2008

When in Rome...

Last year it was Tom Byrnes, Marilyn, Irene and I in Rome celebrating Easter Sunday at St. Peter's Square.
This year, it was Ralph Yozzo running the Rome marathon and cursing those "San Pietrinos" (cobblestones). Fortunately, Ralph had a week before Easter to get to the confessional and fess up that he ran without a number. Intending to be a spectator, he got at the back of the crowd, and ran along. Nobody pulled him out, and he just kept going...all the way to the end. He says his unofficial time was around 3:10. The official time will remain in the confessional.

1 comment:

fedex1 said...

actually my conversation (not confession)with il papa went something like this:
"i'm amazed that you own so much land here. didn't jesus say it's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of god? so when are you going to give things back to the people?"

that's when he gave me a penance. say "1 million hail mary's and carry a heavy camera and take pictures while running the rome marathon" i only did the second part:
http://picasaweb.google.com/fedex1/2008_03_16_Rome_Marathon