Monday, February 27, 2012

"THROW ME SOMETHIN' MISTER!"

Mardi Gras 2012

Well. better-late-than-never, I suppose! I was so busy collecting beads, I forgot about blogging!





 These are just a few of the beads collected from three small-town parades.


And, then there are the Moon Pies, so famous here in the South. I've never been a fan of these until this year. The new flavor is dark chocolate mint crunch. I'm in heaven!



More "throws"...








Most of this stuff will be recycled! Mr. HHF (Sr. and Jr. versions) belong to a Krewe and will throw it from their float in next year's parade.
This picture was taken prior to their donning their "secret society" costumes and masks!
(Thank goodness they don't read this blog. They would kill me for posting their picture!)


Beads, Beads, Beads!!!







I'm linking to Seasonal Sundays and Mosaic Mondays.

16 comments:

  1. Wow, that is some collection! Is a Moon Pie like a cookie? You can tell I am a NYer! We don't do Mardi Gras...a blog event for me! :)
    Thanks for stopping by, and I am so glad you are going to join the St. Pat's Blog Crawl on the 13th! Think Green! :)

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    1. Yes, Kathleen, it's a big cookie usually with marshmellow---which I hate! But the new one is like a big chocolate-covered mint oreo--yummy!

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  2. When I was 16 (a very, very long time ago...) my parents took my brother and I to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras - wow! It was so much fun (and overwhelming) - we came home with buckets of beads and gold coins!

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    1. Donna- I've never been to MG in New Orleans---only our little small-town parades.

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  3. Tracy looks like a whole lot of fun! I've never been to a Mardi Gras.
    I appreciate your generous comment on my blog..yes our fur buddies do snuggle their way into our hearts. Have a great week! Anna

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  4. I have never been to Mardi Gras. Have not had a moon pie in so many years - liked them as a kid.

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  5. Great post and great Mosaic.
    Pat

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  6. Love all the beads, my grandsons have been arguing all day over beads. They only have three necklaces and then one broke so I link I need to go to some parades. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a post.

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    1. Judy- I would be happy to mail you a box of beads for your grandsons! Just email me your address.- Tracy

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  7. Also wish you would recover the two word verification, it took me three tries to get it right.

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    1. Judy- Thank you for telling me about word verification. I didn't know I had one! I'll try to figure how to get rid of it. (I'm not much of a techie!)

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  8. Tracy, I just LOVED this post! We spent a Winter near Mobile a few years ago (RVing) and we had so much fun at Mardi Gras . One of our coolest traveling adventures EVER! (We grew up in the Pacific Northwest and knew nothing about Mardi Gras. The group from our RV Park caught so many throws that our RVs were in danger of sinking into the earth ;>) thanks for the good memories!!!

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    1. Sallie- I'm happy that you liked my post. So glad you enjoyed your time with us here in L.A. (Lower Alabama) LOL!

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  9. That's a lot of beads! It's wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

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  10. I'm still recovering from Mardi Gras twenty years ago! I moved to TX from LA and I miss the great LA culture!

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