Roger, I understand why you keep your distance from the parades AND New Orleans.

Mardi Gras has become a big deal way up here in the Northwest corner of the state also. Not so back in '68 when I first arrived here.

Great article! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your take on Mardi Gras. Fact is that I enjoy all of your articles and am looking forward to your book being released.

Jim A

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