Riding in Mardi Gras is My Favorite time of year and now I share it with my daughter

February 15, 2020
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Riding in Mardi Gras is My Favorite time of year and now I share it with my daughter

Riding in Mardi Gras is My Favorite time of year and now I share it with my daughter

“I have been in Polka Dots for 30-plus years and my daughter has been in for six. It is special do to this together. I was born and raised in Mobile and Mardi Gras was a family thing so I always wanted to parade. It is such a rush to ride through Mobile and see the crowd. It is phenomenal.”

“I wanted to do this since I was a child watching my mom. I went to lunch with them and then back home with a babysitter after the parade. I turned 21 and got to be in. My mom is my best friend and I am so grateful to be doing this with her. Next year I will get to ride on her float. She taught me to keep throwing even though your arm hurts. She also taught me to pray and trust in God.”

“I am so proud of watching the person my daughter has become. She is a teacher and getting married in July. Her moving away was the hardest thing we have been through. We live in Michigan and she moved to Florida. I moved to Michigan 30 years ago after I got married and come down every year for this parade. Mardi Gras is a part of me and it keeps me connected to home and my roots in Mobile. I get here two days before the parade to buy the throws and cram it all in. On parade day, we decorate our room at the Civic Center, go to lunch and start partying. This is my favorite time of the year and it is even better to share it with my daughter.”

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