Monday, September 03, 2007

Queen for a Day!!!

In keeping with the Spirit of immersing ourselves in the local Louisiana community and culture, I (Fiona) accepted an invitation to join the Krewe of Justinian which is part of the Mardi Gras festivities here in Louisiana. In a nutshell, most people are familiar with the Mardi Gras parades of New Orleans and other cities in Louisiana. Most cities (like Shreveport-Bossier), have their own Krewes (like the Krewe of Centaur, the Krewe of Gemini etc etc) and those Krewes are made of "Royalty" which are elected and "coronated" each year. Anyway, Shreveport has the Krewe of Justinian which is the Krewe for judges and lawyers. A dear friend of mine, Karen, was chosen to be Duchess and thus as her friend, she asked me to be there to watch her get crowned. Really, the whole shebang is a lot of fun and an excuse for a party and a chance to wear a tiara and buy a new dress!! There are plenty more parties in the next "year" which culminates in Mardi Gras which is on "Fat Tuesday" (the day before Lent). Really very interesting!!! Whatever it takes to "merge" with the locals!!

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