Havta post this here...

Havta post this here...

Joined: August 8th, 2003, 2:05 pm

February 5th, 2008, 5:07 pm #1

...because for some reason I can't get into the nostalgia forum this a.m.

HAPPY MAWDI GRAW, Y'ALL! (That is, to those of you who like Cawnival).

Glad to see Pete's there this year (looks as if he's lost weight, though).



LG

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"It's too late in the world for flags."
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Joined: December 29th, 2003, 4:04 pm

February 5th, 2008, 7:54 pm #2

I was just thinking of all the drunk people there.

I know Lake, JP, Alert and KOMAR are gettin jiggy wit it.

I am enjoying a nice quiet SUNNY day in Northern CA.


Pretty lonely on the forum today, eh?
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Joined: August 8th, 2003, 2:05 pm

February 5th, 2008, 9:02 pm #3

...and all y'all!

I get a little homesick on Mardi Gras day. One of these years I'd like to try to get back for it. I've lived away for well over 30 years, and that's a long time.

LG

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"It's too late in the world for flags."
- The Sand Pebbles, 1966
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Joined: August 21st, 2003, 2:58 am

February 6th, 2008, 1:39 am #4

We had made plans to go to Mardi Gras in 2006. Already had hotel reservations at a small hotel on St. Charles and St. Andrew that was once the Studebaker dealership, Crescent City Motors, where we had the privilege to enjoy Mardi Gras for many years when my uncle worked there as a mechanic. Then The Thing struck and the hotel did not reopen for a couple of years. We had chosen that hotel specifically because it was on the lake side of St. Charles so the parades would be on the other side of the street and we could get in and out of the hotel when we wanted to as Cherokee has rheumatoid arthritis and can't walk very far or stand for very long. The hotel has reopened and Cherokee wants to go just because I get homesick on Mardi Gras, but I just have a bad feeling about going now and have decided to remember Mardi Gras as it was when I was kid and not try to do it again because I know I'll be disappointed.
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Joined: July 15th, 2004, 1:45 am

February 6th, 2008, 2:16 am #5

I have a great compromise. Go to Lake Charles for MG! Or Eunice or Mamou. Really. You'll get a little of the feel without compromising your childhood memories.

I totally get that. There have been times in my past I tried to do something over and get the same feeling from it, and was terribly disappointed.

PaulaRat
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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 1:12 am

February 6th, 2008, 3:23 am #6

Isn't that how the saying goes? Most time that's the truth.
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Joined: February 27th, 2004, 5:13 pm

February 7th, 2008, 11:46 pm #7

I have a great compromise. Go to Lake Charles for MG! Or Eunice or Mamou. Really. You'll get a little of the feel without compromising your childhood memories.

I totally get that. There have been times in my past I tried to do something over and get the same feeling from it, and was terribly disappointed.

PaulaRat
PaulaRat speaks from experience: for her first MG, we left Lake Charles at the crack of dawn--in the rain--for Eunice. It was still drizzling when we got out of the car, and a Cajun band was singing "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More." By the time we walked the block or two to the festivities, the rain had stopped for the day! We had cracklin's cooked right in front of our eyes, beer, street food, watched Le Courir de Mardi Gras, went to a Prairie Cajun Museum, and the day was just great. Then we went back to Lake Charles for the big Krewe of Krewes parade! Think second-rate truck parade, but we sure did have a good time.
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Joined: March 8th, 2004, 4:36 pm

February 7th, 2008, 11:51 pm #8

...because for some reason I can't get into the nostalgia forum this a.m.

HAPPY MAWDI GRAW, Y'ALL! (That is, to those of you who like Cawnival).

Glad to see Pete's there this year (looks as if he's lost weight, though).



LG

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"It's too late in the world for flags."
- The Sand Pebbles, 1966
He said every time Pete got up from that seat, 3 men rushed to hold him up.

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