Praying for Mardi Gras

The first rule of thumb is to get your facts straight first. You can distort them later as you please, said the beloved Mark Twain. Mardi Gras didn’t start in New Orleans. In 1703 the small French colony of Mobile observed theĀ first Mardi Gras. The first of the mystic societies were formed in the 1830s. [Read More…]