Feb 10

I almost forgot. Today is Mardi Gras. I hope everyone had a good time. It used to be a time that separated the haves from the have nots. That was when Mardi Gras was fun. I didn't know that I had a label. I just wanted the beads and the day off from school. Many days off from school. New Orleans was a Catholic city and we had a lot of religious days off. We did not have Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur off in those days. I don't know if they do now, but I would guess that they do.We always had a King Cake. That was a coffee cake with green ,purple, and yellow sprinkles , generously sprinkled over the cake. Inside was a china doll .The person who got the baby in their slice had to give the next party. Originally the baby was supposed to be symbolic of baby Jesus. I don't think a lot of people even think about that and just look for the next party. The cake , for the record, wasn't very good.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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