prune picker

This is the blog of a prune picker. (Native born Californian) Retired oilfield. I am an old man. (91) I blog a lot about my body and getting old. As I approach death life gets more interesting. More interesting is not good. I still drive. I attend sports, music, and civic events. I am writing my memoirs. I attend swim class three times a week. Some of my blogs might be interesting. A lot of my blogs are silly and trivial. None are very long.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Northeast Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society. February, 2016

We had a good meeting yesterday. The meeting was called to order by President Clarence White.

Clarence introduced Margaret Rivoire. Margaret gave an excellent talk on the history of Carnivals with particular reference to the Mardi Gras. It was interesting that the word Carnival is from "get rid of the meat". Part of the reason for gorging on Fat Tuesday is to use up the food that could not be kept good during the fasting period. I enjoyed Margaret's talk.

Clarence passed out copies of the Society's Bylaws with proposed amendments. We will vote on these proposed amendments at th March meeting.

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