with Lorelle and Brent VanFossen

Mardi Gras 2006 in Mobile, Alabama, Gets Started

I’ve several hundred photographs to pour through, but here are the first to warm you up. My father and I were invited to spend the afternoon and evening with the Conde Cavaliers Mardi Gras Parade Crew with a friend. Everyone was gracious and welcoming to us newbies in the Mardi Gras world, and we had a blast.

Our Mardi Gras event began with an invitation and a lot of beads. A few weeks later, on February 10, 2006, we arrived early at the Mobile Civic Center to photograph all the festivities and found everyone having too much fun right from the start.

Beads and invitation to the Conde Cavaliers Mardi Gras Parade and EventsAt the start of the parade the Conde Cavaliers toss beads to the waiting crowd

More photographs coming tomorrow. Stay tuned!

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  • […] Watching the throng of people during the past three weeks of Mardi Gras events in Mobile, he has started commenting on how people use cigarettes. He described one woman trying to juggle a cigarette that she just wouldn’t put out or put down with several children climbing all over her. “It was a juggling ballet,” he added. “I didn’t realize that a cigarette is more important than her children.” Watching new born babies carried in one arm while a cigarette is waved around in the other hand, and seeing smoke blown into the faces of these little precious bundles of our future, now makes him sick. He just never “saw” the impact of a cigarette in people’s lives. Remembering all the one armed hugs I got as a child, I know the impact of a cigarette in a child’s life. I’m glad he’s finally learning. […]

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