But back to Mardi Gras, which comes before Valentine's Day, since I probably won't mention much more about Valentine's Day!
The fund raising dinner was a huge success if you count turn-out and happy talk and bounteous amounts of excellent food on the partakers side (and I'm pretty sure a nice amount brought in on the school's side). I think the line kept on for a couple of hours, but maybe I lost track of time. I only know that the last person I talked to who got served, as I was ready to go home, was groaning under a huge amount of food in his to-go box. And this was a young man, not an oldster.
|We even had our own Bourbon Street banner/altered reality going on. It looks pretty good with Raffy's in the background. The line was starting already, a half an hour early.|
|I'm not sure why Claire is in almost every photo I took but the girl gets around!|
Everyone, from teachers to kids, parents and volunteers worked incredibly hard on this, cooking, decorating, serving, cleaning up as the dinner went along. The kids went around serving desserts as well. Jamie's Monkey Bars were a hit at our table, along with the flan. I had a bite of cake that was pretty scrumptious too, saying a lot since cake is not on my high list of desserts.
|Steve's Shrimp Etouffee was a delicious taste of New Orleans Culebra style|
|Hats and beads were available. Claire was NOT wearing those two hats as a top.|
|Every time I see Helena at one of these events, I realize how long I've lived here. Beauty!|
|Judy was there with Zeena (if I spelled that wrong, sorry!), Jamie (maker of the Monkey Bars) and their son Fisher, who is attending Abbie's school while they are here. Thanks for sharing them with us for awhile, Block Island!|
|Teresa and Claire. I missed getting a shot of Teresa with her mask, serving for what seemed like hours behind the table. Hope you ate something yourself, chica!|
|There she is again, the most beautiful banker in the world!|
|It wasn't easy to get an actual feel for the crowd up and down the street, so Tenner took the camera and being a foot taller than me, got a better one!|
|Culebra kids - they are so beautiful!|
|Francie got tired of her wig and Walt looked pretty good in it. Well, by that time of the night he did. Of course 'by that time of night' was about 8:00, but we started early.|
This morning has followed a series of glorious winter mornings here, cool and gorgeous.
Warm cat fur to naked back
Under the covers
Next best thing to being there.
Have a what wonderfullness will we wake to Wednesday. Do something wildly.