David and I have been invited to a Mardi Gras party, so this past Saturday we
went to our local party store to pick up some bling. I bought a purple boa and some
more beads (to add to the many beads I already have), and a new mask.
And a fleur de lis of course.
Yesterday I was going through a trinket box where I knew I had more beads, and
found these doubloons. David and I were at Mardi Gras in Galveston together
with some friends in 1987. This was before we were married and still dating.
I remember jumping and fighting the crowds to get these. Being the sentimental
sap that I am, I saved them along with the parking voucher for the night.
Here is a more recent picture of the Mardi Gras parade passing the historic
And here I am with my mask, and David is standing behind me. The crowds
were enormous. From a balcony above, Otis Day and the Knights were singing
Shout. My friend Kathy and I were singing along at the top of our lungs and
Kathy snapped this pic. It was so much fun! I remember being so hoarse
the next day, but we didn't mind because we were young.
Here is a clip of Otis Day and the Knights performing
Shout in the movie Animal House. I dare you to
sit still while he's signing this great oldie :-)
We don't fight the Mardi Gras crowds anymore, but will have
lots of fun celebrating at our friend's party. By the way,
Mardi Gras 2016 is a week from this Tuesday. Even if you
don't attend an event, or go to a party, you can still celebrate
at home with a King Cake. More about that later.
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley