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Since 2005, and over 800 entries, the orginal purpose of this BLOG has never changed. I consider it to be a personal letter from me to my extended family of fans, supporters, and friends. I ALWAYS encourage your emails, comments, suggestions, and questions. Be Blessed! ~Percy

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"Laissez les bons temps rouler." - HAPPY MARDI GRAS!

 "Laissez les bons temps rouler."
Let the good times roll!

I realize it may be difficult for you folks not from the Gulf Coast to understand what MARDI GRAS is all about.  If you were'nt born and raised here, it is a tradition passed down from generation to generation.  You can get more details by clicking on this link: MOBILE, ALABAMA MARDI GRAS

Many think that Mardi Gras began in New Orleans, how wrong they are.  It all started right here in my hometown of Mobile, AL.  Last night was our first major downtown parade, and the celebrations and parades run through MARDI GRAS DAY, which falls on February 21st, this year; always the day before Ash Wednesday.
A couple of nights I had the pleasure of taking my oldest granddaughter, a friend, and met up with a group of other friends at our favorite spot along the parade routes.  My late wife Dianna, just treasured these days.  I have so many fond memories of our MARDI GRAS celebrations through the years.  She was indeed missed last night, but I could feel her there with us.
Take care my friends, and have a HAPPY MARDI GRAS 2012.
Be Blessed.