Discussion in 'New Roundtable' started by stevescookin, Jan 22, 2018.
Donald Trump went to the push mow parade...
Interesting article about exploring the Haitian Creole aspect of Mardi Gras in New Orleans...
So here's a traditional Mardi Gras song played Calypso style...
Good story about the guy who has been building all the floats for 70 years.
At age 90, master float builder Blaine Kern is a more mellow Mr. Mardi Gras
Keith Spera is a very good journalist but he was wrong to say that the world's fair mermaids were created by Kern. It was the Barth brothers. They used a different media (papier Mache).
The style of the mermaids isn't even close to Blaine Kern's...it's much more detailed.
Did the Barth brothers marry women 50 years younger than themselves? Case closed.
No. They're personal friends of mine. There's a sister too. Like the Kern family struggle, after Katrina there was a family dispute about insurance compensation that destroyed their collaboration.
We all travelled together to Hondouras together where their parents are from...Utila, an English speaking island that was home base of the pirates called Morgan's raiders.
Mardi Gras party recipes...