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    Whee. I hope we have Mardi Gras at the Home again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kemper View Post
    WOW Now when am I suppose to sleep ? I did already see something unusual. A guy actually put a piece of trash in the trash can. That was pretty spectacular but I got a feeling I ain't seen nothing yet.
    trash in the trash can ? How original
    must have been an attempt at starting a New Mardi Gras event
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    Why do I feel hungover watching?

    The tradition of throwing trinkets to the crowds during Mardi Gras parades was initiated in the early 1870s by the Twelfth Night Revelers and has become a time-honored expectation. In 1884, the Krewe of Rex threw the first medallions (silver-dollar-sized commemorative coins later called doubloons) instead of the customary trinkets. Today's doubloons are usually aluminum and anodized in a variety of colors, depicting the parade theme on one side and the emblem of the particular Krewe on the other. Many of these doubloons later become collectors' items. Early medallions were much heavier than those minted today and were usually awarded only as ball favors. The custom of throwing trinkets from floats and from the balconies of the city is one of the older traditions in New Orleans and began one year when the parade featured Santa Klaus aboard a float, dispensing small trinkets to the watching children. Other popular throws include long strings of pearlized beads and plastic cups bearing the emblems of the Krewes. The traditional cry of parade-goers who are pleading for throws is: "Throw me something, Mister!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by releventchair View Post
    Why do I feel hungover watching?

    The tradition of throwing trinkets to the crowds during Mardi Gras parades was initiated in the early 1870s by the Twelfth Night Revelers and has become a time-honored expectation. In 1884, the Krewe of Rex threw the first medallions (silver-dollar-sized commemorative coins later called doubloons) instead of the customary trinkets. Today's doubloons are usually aluminum and anodized in a variety of colors, depicting the parade theme on one side and the emblem of the particular Krewe on the other. Many of these doubloons later become collectors' items. Early medallions were much heavier than those minted today and were usually awarded only as ball favors. The custom of throwing trinkets from floats and from the balconies of the city is one of the older traditions in New Orleans and began one year when the parade featured Santa Klaus aboard a float, dispensing small trinkets to the watching children. Other popular throws include long strings of pearlized beads and plastic cups bearing the emblems of the Krewes. The traditional cry of parade-goers who are pleading for throws is: "Throw me something, Mister!"
    I see some of the people carry bags & will stand there wanting More & More.
    By the time they get all the way up Bourbon they must have Bags full of trinkets.
    I wonder if they turn around & EBay em

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    A toaster or microwave thrown would slow them down....
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    MMM Jello Shots on the Balcony

    I wonder if any get Dropped

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    Hey jeff!! Yea, Thanks for the Info!! Tomorrow is the Big Day, but it's going to be COLD!! Great Fun!! I had the opportunity to be King several years ago!! What a Hoot!! Hope you're well!! Anyway, GOOD LUCK and GOOD HUNTING!! VERDE!!
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    Mardi Gras!
    I still have my good luck charms that go everywhere I do.
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