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!