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The first Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans was in 1818. Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday. The carnival season in New Orleans begins on January 6, with the ball of the twelfth-night-revelers. Mardi Gras was observed in Louisiana before the founding of the city of New Orleans. The first masqueraders held their celebration on February… Continue reading Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The French Quarter Vex Care or Vieux Carré, is the French term for Old Square The French Quarter, also known as the Vieux Carré, is the oldest Neighborhood  in the city of New Orleans. It was founded as a military-style grid of seventy squares in 1718 by French Canadian naval officer Jean Baptiste Bienville. The French Quarter of… Continue reading Did You Know?

Memories of New Orleans

June 1, 2020 Home again WELL, WE'RE HOME AGAIN on Whidbey Island. Suitcases unpacked. Laundry done. As well as the grocery shopping. Mail opened. Emails responded to. Yesterday I devoted my writing time to formatting this website. I've had "set up a website" on my to do list for a couple of years now, but… Continue reading Memories of New Orleans