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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!

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case44

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Mardi Gras Not On Many Minds This Year

Posted 02-18-2021 at 09:28 AM by case44
Updated 02-18-2021 at 10:52 AM by case44


Usually, when we get to Fat Tuesday, Ol' Case would have a tradition of meeting at Pappadeaux with a work friend or two, wear some beads, and share some great Cajun food. And you already know about what folks in New Orleans and Galveston do every year when Mardi Gras takes center stage.

Such has not been the case this year, and for two chief reasons. Number one, COVID has made any Fat Tuesday celebration reduced to virtual status. Secondly, Mardi Gras had to take a back seat in most other parts of the Central United States when, not one, but two, named winter storms brought Arctic chills and baggage with them down south, they ended up on the minds of many folks in dealing with staying warm in their houses amid sub-freezing, record-low temperatures, not to mention harboring intense survival instincts.

As it is, vacation for me was mostly forgettable up to this point, as my original plans had me actually out of town all week, and in East Texas the night of Mardi Gras this time around. None of that was meant to be, as I was forced to stay in my own abode and enduring all of the outages and lack of power for much of the first part of the week. But I'll get Pappadeaux and Mardi Gras back together on next year's calendar. And, just maybe, Mother Nature might not be the one acting so naughty.
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  1. Old Comment
    Vacation was salvaged some since this post was written. Weather is way better now and all power is back on and has been since Wednesday night. Things have improved so much that I'll just head for a favorite catfish spot near Marietta, OK as roads have vastly gotten better due to higher temperatures and thawing.
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    Posted 02-20-2021 at 11:32 AM by case44 case44 is online now
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    It's very unusual for Mardi Gras to not even be mentioned at all. Quietest Mardi Gras I've ever experienced. This just wasn't the year.

    That should mean next year will come out gangbusters! I guar-ownnn-tee!
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