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Happy Mardi Gras

Posted in Religion by chamblee54 on February 24, 2009

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It is fat tuesday again. For someone who lived most of his life in Georgia, it is just another day.

In 1990, PG went to carnival. He rented sleeping bag space in a house on Marigny Street, just outside the quarter. It was like nothing he had ever seen.

This was 14 months after PG quit drinking. If he had life to do over, he would have gone to Mardi Gras first. He did feel good about going through that much drinking without being tempted to participate.

Truth be told, he was getting tired of the whole shebang by the end of the Rex Parade. Mob scenes of drunks in costume can get old, and PG has not been back.

Two years later, the Grateful Dead was playing at the Omni, and the camp followers were in the parking lot. PG would go on his lunch hour and observe. A young lady walked by, and PG said Happy Mardi Gras. She gave him a string of beads.

Five years after that, PG had a boss from New Orleans. He was not a nice man, and looked like the Grinch who stole Christmas. He also hated Mardi Gras. PG did not know this, and greeted him Tuesday morning with a cheerful Happy Mardi Gras. If looks could kill, PG would have dropped dead.

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  1. Fat Tuesday « Chamblee54 said, on March 1, 2011 at 12:34 am

    […] with a cheerful Happy Mardi Gras. If looks could kill, PG would have dropped dead. This is a repost from two years ago. Once again, Fat Tuesday is just another day. Someone tried to put on a Mardi […]

  2. Happy Mardi Gras « Chamblee54 said, on February 21, 2012 at 11:33 am

    […] with a cheerful Happy Mardi Gras. If looks could kill, PG would have dropped dead. This is a repost. Pictures from The Library of […]


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