Saturday, February 18, 2012

Mardi Gras - The Fun Begins

Summerdale, AL

58 deg. light drizzle no wind.

Forecast = Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 70F. Winds from the NE at 5-15 mph with gusts to 30 mph shifting to the SE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 1.8 in. possible.

Yesterday was the first day of Mardi Gras here at the Plantation. Jim and Linda went grocery shopping in the morning, and then just kind of kicked back in the afternoon. Then, a little after 5:00 they headed over to the clubhouse for the festivities.

As they drove up to the clubhouse, they could see that there were lots of people there because there were cars parked everywhere.  In fact I'm told that there were about 240 people there.  : O

The first thing on the agenda was the baked spaghetti dinner, which included salads, drinks and desert. After dinner, it was time to select the King and Queen. This was done when everyone was served a cupcake for desert. 2 of the cupcakes had a tiny figure of a baby baked into them and the people who got them, became the new King and Queen.

Now, I have to stop in the middle of this because I want to tell you that Jim did take a bunch of photos of all of this, but I can't get any of them to load onto Blogger this morning!!!!! : ( 

I'm really sorry about that, and if I can, I'll post them on a future blog.

Anyway, the King and Queen were selected and then it was time for the Coronation. This was mostly them taking an oath and the crowing with gold crowns.

After the coronation there was a ball, but Jim and Linda decided not to stay for that. Linda's knee has been bothering her latey and she decided that it probably wouldn't do it any good to dance on it.  

There's not much scheduled for today except a breakfast this morning, and it's probably a good thing because all the forecasters on TV are saying that it's very possible that we'll be getting a lot of rain and possibly some severe weather today. In fact, many of the parades that were to take place in the surrounding communities, have already been postponed and rescheduled.

Did you know that purple, green and gold are the traditional colors of Mardi Gras?
Purple represents justice, green is faith and gold symbolizes power.

1 comment:

  1. What fun that would be! I know about the baby in the cake...but never heard of them in cupcakes!


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