What do they say about life? Try anything once?Although it has been held rain or shine, almost in my backyard every mid-July since 1964, I've been in attendance, till yesterday, a grand total of zero times. By the end of the weekend, sponsors say, close to 100,000 visitors will stroll the streets of the Yarmouth Clam Festival. Finally, yesterday, I agreed to tag along with my brother and his lovely wife and take in the sights and sounds. Whether it was walking among the hundreds of craft and art booths, checking out the used book and garage sale items, sitting back and taking in the varied musical choices, or EATING, there was lots to occupy the hours. You probably want to know how the fried clams were (if I was on a deserted island and had one last meal...). Believe it or not, I had a wicked hankering for the Italian sausage with peppers and onions. Nuff said! Of course the highlight of the first day was the festive parade. We were long gone by then, but you can see by the photo that many had their chairs out already. Some of these chairs had been in place for weeks. Yes, that was not a typo. Weeks! Why? You'll have to ask others this question. Do you have a preference for seating?