Friday, January 06, 2006

Blast from the Past

Well Mobile Mardi Gras 2006 is upon us and as we wait and prepare for the season I wanted to share some old pictures from Mardi Gras gone by. If there was any doubt that I love and have always been a part of Mobile Mardi Gras here are some pictures to prove it.

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Joe Cain was My Main Man when I was 1 in the Joe Cain Parade. I am holding onto my crown so I don’t lose it. This was my second Joe Cain Parade.
Here I am on the Mystic Stripers Queen's Float. I am ready at 2 to lead the parade. It would take many more years for me to get there.
I was 6 in this picture. In those days after a terrific Joe Cain Parade there was a ceremony and picnic at the Church Street Grave Yard where Joe Cain is buried.
This is my little sister, Timpy, and me. I guess I was about 8 in this picture on Mardi Gras Day downtown. My dad always tied a step stool to this pole so he could get up high to take pictures of the passing parades.
I guess this was when I was about 16. Funny story. My best friend Debbie called into work so she could parade in the Joe Cain Parade with me. Well, this picture appeared as almost half page on the front of the newspaper the next day. Needless to say my friend had to look for a new job but she said it was all worth it.
Finally made it!! I was 20 here when I lead the Mystic Striper’s Ball as their Queen.
This was the stage. My jester train and the stage that evening were a perfect accidental match. The stage builder and us were unaware what the other was doing. It worked out perfectly.
This was Joe Cain Day 2002. My hubby, Luke, decided to dress in traditional MOWA attire.

1 comment:

Photoking's travel's said...

It just shows what can happen from childhood to a mis-spent youth to a full adulthood.....started bad and just got worse.....shows what spoiling a child can do.......

But seriously Mardis, it looks like you had fun all the way.

Treasured pictures.

"nuts" but happy eh?