I remember the first time I ever went to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. I was a young Marine and had gone with 9 male Marines as back up. We had a blast. Nothing says fun like hanging in a strip club with your buddies. LOL! Of course, being young and dumb, I was also intoxicated and took my shirt off to show the stripper how much better my breasts were than hers. Needless to say, I was quickly escorted out of the club by my friends so we wouldn’t get arrested. LOL!
Many a Mardi Gras celebration was had when I lived in the Florida panhandle. Yearly parades, jazz music and parties abounded. King cakes and plastic babies, moonpies and beads, masks and Beignets, Jambalaya and gumbo; the list goes on. Of course, Hurricanes make the day even sweeter. Fat Tuesday is the last day of decadence until Easter.
Tomorrow, Lent begins. For the next 40 days, we await Holy week, in remembrance of the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ. We usually give something up for Lent. A vice that we probably shouldn’t have in the first place is a great thing to give up.
As for me and my house, we will serve you, Lord. Each & Every DAY!