Ascoli Piceno has a monthly Mercatino Antiquario
We always enjoy strolling through this mercatino, especially on a sunny day, to see what is being offered.
During the last mercatino we stopped at a vendor that has musical carousels and there was a small red box with a large block “O” on the table that caught my eye. As I opened it it began to play a song so familiar to me…”Across the Field
We asked the vendor why she had these and she explained that two of them were sent by her supplier and she had no idea why or what the song was nor the meaning of the band. We explained marching bands and the Best Damn Band in the Land’s participation in the spectacle of football Americano. She offered us a discount and we snatched up our souvenir.
The next day we went back to ask the vendor if she had any luck with the second one and to our surprise she said a woman who spoke perfect Italian had purchased the second
I guess I’m not the only one here in