The rain let up Saturday afternoon and for the first time, we attended the Whitefish Winter Carnival parade. While Blaine Kern may make better floats, we’ve never been to a Mardi Gras parade that served pizza. Instead of being themed after old Greek gods, this parade’s theme was that all American god, war. Whitefish knows […]
Mardi Gras in Montana?
The moment I walked into the art museum I had a hunch it would be a tough competition. Up to then, I thought we had it in the bag. Hardly anyone was there except for the hosts and caterers. A masked woman greeted us and also handed us some Mardi Gras beads. As I […]
Top Ten List of Mardi Gras Memories and Poppy Seed Cake
Below is my top 10 list of Mardi Gras memories followed by a recipe for a family favorite: Poppy Seed Cake. Number 10 – Dressing up like a geisha and watching the dinky Arabi parade. This was in the days before Da Parish had proper floats. Those were the days, dawlin’. Number 9 – Catching beads by […]
The Coldest Mardi Gras Ever
Just when I thought the holidays were over, I remembered Mardi Gras. I checked online to see what date it falls on this year and discovered the celebration will be on Tuesday, March 8th. That got me to thinking of my husband David, and the coldest Mardi Gras ever, which I refer to as sometime […]
It’s Fat Tuesday! Throw Me Somthin’ Mista!
Many things come to mind when thinking of Mardi Gras; floats, marching bands, king cakes, and public drunkenness to name a few. But without the beads, and the people who are willing to raise their hands high and shout, “Throw me somethin’ mista’!”, Mardi Gras just wouldn’t be the same. Everyone thinks of throws […]
King’s Day – It’s All About Tradition
Are you ready to celebrate? January 6 is King’s Day, or Twelfth night. It is 12 days after Christmas, and is the traditional day to take down the Christmas tree. To many New Orleanians, the most important thing about January 6th is that it is the start of the Carnival season. King’s Day, also called […]
Track and The Threshing Bee
It was a busy weekend here in Northwest Montana albeit a hot one. Skies were clear and humidity low, but temperatures hovering around 80 to 83 meant summertime heat for Saturday’s track meet and Sunday’s threshing bee. M and E have been going to cross country track and their first meet was held at […]
Happy Mardi Gras!
Today is “Carnival” time in the New Orleans area, and lots of folks are packing up their Popeye’s Chicken, Tastee Donuts, soft drinks, and beer. They’re gathering up lawn chairs and ladders and heading out to the parades. Families will get to the parade route early to reserve a spot on the neutral ground where, […]