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Thread #75747   Message #1380244
Posted By: PoppaGator
16-Jan-05 - 10:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: Poppa/MammaGator: MardiGras royalty
Subject: RE: BS: Poppa/MammaGator: MardiGras royalty
"Laissez les Bonne Temps Roulez" translates from French to English as "Let the good times roll" -- as we indeed intend to do.

Been a busy weekend of preparations. Next on the agenda: Wednesday night we go to a dinner with the Captains (semi-permanent administrative "bosses") and Monarchs (this-year-only honorees, like ourselves) of the seventeen sub-krewes of Krewe du Vieux, plus this year's King of the entire KdV and all surviving former kings/queens (Generally, local New Orleans celebrities: mostly musicians, a few sports figures and TV personalities). Then, on Saturday evening, the parade (preceded by all-day "preparations").

The current long-range weather forecast is for dry, mild weather for the entire coming week. We sure hope it holds up; there's nothing worse than rain on one's parade. We got a good soaking year before last; amazingly, moderately large crowds were out in the street despite the weather.