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H1, H2, & Big Boy Life on the (L)edge

Begun in the aftermath of Katrina, this blog was a way to keep family and friends updated as the family struggled to return to a semblance of normalcy. Now, more than four years later, the memories are still strong, the family is, to some extent, scattered. However, life did go on, and this is our story.

March 8, 2011


Mardi Gras 2011 is winding down! It’s been a good one for our family this year. My brother came down from Ohio to spend the week and enjoy the craziness that is Carnival in NOLA. I think he’s had a good visit, with lots of parades, good weather, and a trip to the French Quarter today. Since we were having company, Linda and I took off both Friday and Monday, and of course we were off for Fat Tuesday. It’s going to be very hard dragging ourselves to work tomorrow!

This past Friday we went to our granddaughter’s school for the Krewe of Pre-K parade. It was really cute! Each student decorated a wagon, then their 8th grade “sponsor” pulled them around the school in a parade. Molly-moo was cute, the “floats” were pretty neat, and it was really a lot of fun.

H2 had to work every day that there was a parade, most of the time Uptown on St. Charles Avenue. He got a break on Saturday when Endymion had to reschedule their parade due to rain, but then on “Bacchus” Sunday he had to work extra hard, as Endymion followed Bacchus on the Uptown route.

We also had both granddaughters sleep over for three days so that DLG could go to Houston for a book signing. The girls were fun, and I think they had a good time while at our home. Our grandson spent some time with us Sunday at Bacchus, then he met up with Major Dad and helped with the post-parade cleanup until the wee hours of the morning.

Shout out to Ed, who rode in Thoth. He hit me with a huge bag of 72” beads!! It was great!

Next comes Ash Wednesday and 40 days of Lent. A time for inner reflection, resolutions, and spiritual growth. I’m struggling with what I want to accomplish (or at least attempt) this year. Rather than just giving something up, I prefer to look for things that are more positive, that contribute in some way to my spirituality, or at least make a positive change in my life.

Wishing everyone a very productive Lenten season as we look forward to Easter. May God’s blessings be on you all, my family and friends.

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