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Thread #75747   Message #1379390
Posted By: sixtieschick
15-Jan-05 - 11:46 AM
Thread Name: BS: Poppa/MammaGator: MardiGras royalty
Subject: RE: BS: Poppa/MammaGator: MardiGras royalty
Tres cool, PoppaGator. Congrats to you and MamaGator. I'm sure you'll do the event proud and maintain the proper dignity and solemnity the occasion warrants. Way out where I hang my hat we have a "Solstice Day Parade" full of hippie pagan-style revelries. All the costumes and floats have to be handmade. The mayor leads the parade. A few years back, the mayor was a 75 year-old, no-nonsense-type woman who dressed in a ballet tutu, glitter-covered sneakers and brandished a starry wand for the occasion. The parade has gotten more "establishment" over the years, but it still usually gets picketed by born-again Christians waving palm fronds. But your parade has history and tradition--and a whole lot more people--on its side. Do post pics!