I perceive that the outdoor party season is upon us. Around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night I heard the familiar rhythmic thumping that told me that somebody, not too far away, was hosting a shindig with live music, and possibly something to do with the fact that it was Derby Day. I doubt the revelers were put off by the chilly weather.
Earlier in the evening we were in West Chester and stopped in for dinner at Mabel's BBQ on East Market Street. They told us they were swamped with takeout orders for Derby Day parties. Mabel said she had been cooking since 6:30 that morning!