Sunday, February 19, 2012

DIANA SAYS, 'HAPPY MARDI GRAS!'


Diana dressed for the celebration in her own special beads.

Today is our Mardi Gras celebration. The parades pass in front of St John's Episcopal Church. We have church, then a potluck lunch, and then two parades. On Tuesday, we are not going anywhere soooo, 'Eh la bas! Mardi Gras!'


Pictured above is a sedate church member wearing her regular Sunday go-to-meetin' hat.


Above is sedate church member's daughter dancing in the street.




Balfa Brothers - 'La Dance Des Mardi Gras'

24 comments:

Cathy said...

Diana looks fabulously glam in her special beads, I must say. Everyone else pictured also looks like they are having a mighty fine time.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Cathy, we passed a good time. The food was good; the weather was not too cold; and the sun came out. Oh, and I have a tote bag full of beads and other stuff thrown by the folks riding the floats.

it's margaret said...

Ooooo Diana --Mr. Witty is jealous! Your own beads!

Looks like a good time Grandmere --a very good time.

Grandmère Mimi said...

The bead drape down the side is a nice touch, isn't it?

susankay said...

Mimi -- after losing our beloved one-eyed Molly-the-Wonder-Dog it was lovely to see Diana enjoying Mardi Gras. Molly's last year was probably rendered better by the fact that your assurances on one-eyed dogs let ME be not anxious around her -- and MY anxiety would have led to HER anxiety. Thanks to both of you

Grandmère Mimi said...

susankay, thank YOU. That one-eyed Diana helped make one-eyed Molly's last year more peaceful warms my heart.

Diana's eye was sick so much of the time, that she is better off with the eye out. We were at the vet's quite often, and now, with the eye out, she goes only for her yearly check-up.

JCF said...

Aw, {{{Diana}}}. Pretty girl!

Laissez Le Bon Temps Rollez on your Mardi Gras, Mimi!

Lapinbizarre said...

Happy Mardi Gras, Diana.

Grandmère Mimi said...

JCF, thanks.

Lapin, I'll pass on your greeting.

Erp said...

So do the Episcopalians down there eat pancakes on Tuesday or is that strictly an English custom?

My mother use to make crepes with lemon juice and sugar toppings.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Erp, we don't do the pancake thing down here, but we do just about everything else. Just saying. ;-)

The pancakes sound delicious.

whiteycat said...

Diana looks great! The cats are envious. They would have hours of entertainment playing with the beads.

Bring on the pancakes!

it's margaret said...

I think I wouldn't mind skipping the pancakes and doing cheese fondue... with champagne... and strawberries dipped in chocolate...

Grandmère Mimi said...

whiteycat, the cats in our lives loved the breads, but Diana doesn't even bother to give them a sniff. And she does have a rather pleading look in the photo, doesn't she? 'I hope these damned beads are just for the duration of the photo-op.'

margaret, for the potluck, Grandpère cooked a sausage, tasso, ham jambalaya, and it went like hotcakes.

Frank said...

May Diana's Good Times keep on a'rollin!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thanks, Franks. ;-)

Frank said...

She does have that haughty tilt of her head so appropriate for a queen of her stature.

Grandmère Mimi said...

If I say so myself, for a one-eyed mixed breed bitch, Diana is pretty regal.

Counterlight said...

Happy Fat Tuesday!

IT said...

BP will be verging at tonight's Zydeco Mass, which has enormous hilarity , masks, beads, and yes, a zydeco band. Folks from the neighborhood come even if they aren't 'piskie, and the sight of clergy dancing and the vergers' virges keeping the beat is quite remarkable. That is followed by a "Cajun Dinner" which Mimi would scorn but is widely enjoyed by the Californians.

Alas, I shall be on a train whilst the bon temps are rolling.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Happy Mardi Gras, all!

IT, sounds like fun. I know you'd like to be there. Will there be pictures?

IT said...

Mimi, I expect there will be pictures! I will let you know. There's a Youtube of the procession in 2009 here.

Grandmère Mimi said...

IT, the service looks like great fun, too.

Anonymous said...

Now that I have got my internet up and running more or less reliably, I am catching up on my reading, but I am a few days behind.

It makes me miss the days when Dad was in Louisiana and my brother and his family and I would all converge on his house at Mardi Gras. What fun.

Erp, The Episcopalians in Tuscaloosa do the pancake thing. Our students at Canterbury Chapel put on a lip-smacking good pancake supper again this year. The money they collect goes for outreach.

Boo Cat