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Happy Mardi Gras
26 February 2005 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Happy Mardi Gras

Napoleon Bonaparte sold the Louisiana Territory to Thomas Jefferson.
This is a Mardi Gras float which will lead a parade tonight. We have been criticized for holding a Mardi Gras celebration. Bay St. Louis and Mobile are also holding celebrations.
To all the critics I say, "Did New York shut down Broadway forever after 9/11? Did San Francisco cease to exist after the earthquakes."
Many of us have come back and cleaned out our houses, thrown away our ruined furniture and our family treasures, spent money on sheetrock, flooring etc. We have not waited for the federal government to open up a house for us or to clean our yards. And, to those people who are waiting I say, "No one is coming, no one is coming, so you'd better get back here and do it yourself."
And, while you're at it, have a Happy Mardi Gras.

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Yiannis Pavlis12-Jul-2007 11:45
A wonderful picture with magnificent colors
Gayle P. Clement02-Mar-2006 00:16
Bright and cheery photo.
petesie26-Feb-2006 23:44
I say "amen, hallelujah" have a great time you deserve it. I'm so glad that Jefferson was one smart man to buy the territory!