Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! Happy Mardi Gras from Thorin & Co.

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What can I say? I simply could not resist. Today is Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, first celebrated in the U.S. NOT in New Orleans—but right here in Alabama, in our port city of Mobile. Mobile, like NO, has a number of organizations called krewes who participate in parades, parties and balls during the carnival season. My older sisters used to march with our high school band in Mardi Gras parades in Mobile every year.Those on the parade floats throw items to parade goers–beads being the most common, but souvenir coins and, here in Alabama, Moon Pies are among the goodies also tossed. Many smaller communities across the Gulf Coast also hold some type of Mardi Gras celebration. Here are a couple of links to learn more:

http://www.al.com/mardigras/

http://www.holidays.net/mardigras/index.htm

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I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

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  1. We call it Shrove Tuesday (the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent) or Pancake Tuesday here in Canada and other Commonwealth countries and also in the UK! 🙂

    • Some people have been talking about Pancake Day on FB. Did you have pancakes today, Teuchter? Of course, it’s Ash Wednesday here tomorrow, too. After their Mardi Gras festivities, some people are going to need to do some—repenting.

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