Lincoln 1860

Lincoln 1860

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Abe And Mardi Gras

Today is Mardi Gras, the last big blowout party before Lent begins tomorrow with Ash Wednesday. New Orleans is rocking today, letting the good times roll.

Abraham Lincoln made two trips to New Orleans as a young man, serving on a flatboat, delivering goods to that port city. His journeys were re-created last year, which I posted about here, here, and here.

A little known story about Abe is that he really enjoyed Mardi Gras while he was in New Orleans. A newly discovered photo of Abe at Mardi Gras has just been announced and I'm proud to publish it here for the first time.

OK, not really. Happy Mardi Gras!


Mike B said...

You are just too funny... It goes with Abe's sense of humor. Thanks for the smile.

Geoff Elliott said...

Thanks for your comment as well as your earlier one about the 200th anniversary of Abe's birth.

I hesitate to post humorous things on here for fear of offending my readers. Some people seemingly have been born without a sense of humor. On the other hand, my own sense of humor is more warped than most.

I came across this photo from Mardi Gras 2008 in New Orleans today on the web and it was too good to pass up.

Glad it made you smile. And thanks for reading my blog.

Jim said...

Thanks for the good laugh this morning!!

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