A Debate

In the Sunherald's Sound Off column, there is a lively debate going on. Ocean Springs and D'Iberville are going forth with their Mardi Gras plans. Biloxi is going to hold one this year instead of the usual three on Mardi Gras day. I haven't heard anything about Gulfport plans. I for one, am excited that this tradition is going to be kept by some of the coastal cities of Mississippi. To me, it's an important step toward rebuilding and getting back some normalcy.

But others along the Coast disagree. They say it's a waste of money. That it also may hurt the number of volunteers who are coming down to help. Others point out that there are still some who are sleeping in tents.

To me, the parades are a symbol of defiance in face of the destruction that was wrought on August 29. The Mardi Gras parades on the Coast are family affairs. Families usually stake out a space along the parades routes and have barbecues.

I say, Laissez Le Bon Temps Roulet. I'm curious as to what others think.


Blogger MissingLink said...

I am with you.
And it doesn't have to be expensive at all.
Probably it can be even combined with some fund raising initiative to help the tent people.
A tip in a few high places and perhaps some sponsors with money can appear....who knows?!

9:33 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Bontemps, Oui! Bien sur!!!!!

6:59 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...


That's a good idea. I might know someone to suggest it to. Will keep you posted.


Yes, the good times will roll!

7:22 PM  

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