As the old song goes, “Carnival Day, what a big affair”. That would be Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans. I imagine some of y’all might have made those festivities. Parades are the thing of the day for most of us and at the beginning of Mardi Gras Day is the parade of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club starting at 8:30am. I can write volumes of Mardi Gras Day adventures but will focus on some of the “throws” tossed out to the teeming masses. This fine specimen is a back scratcher that i think i got in 2007 and is about 16 inches long.
Here’s the business end a bit closer up. It’s also stamped with the Zulu emblem on the obverse side. It works real good for that unreachable itch. Of all the times i’ve been to Mardi Gras Day and seen Zulu, this is the only one of these i’ve gotten.
I, myself, find it almost impossible to believe that I’ve never been to Mardi Gras. I’ve never even been to New Orleans, a goal I’ve now set for myself. I have plenty of souvenirs from Mardi Gras though as when my friends go they always bring me stuff back.
I love back scratchers and the name “Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club” is just about the best ever so what’s not to love about this souvenir thrown to the masses?
Absolutely would love to see more of your best Mardi Gras stuff.
More Mardi Gras stuff to come. You definitely need to make it down, it’s a great big party and i’m sure you’d have a great time. You can even come parade with us in Baton Rouge if you’d want to as our group is in a couple of local ones here.
This is a great post…I’ve only see beads??..
“the ‚Äúthrows‚Äù tossed out to the teeming masses”…”Of all the times i‚Äôve been….this is the only one of these i‚Äôve gotten.”..
The only one???…hummm????…Does “You’ll put your eye out” come to mind…lol..
Yes put your eye out does come to mind. That’s why you have to be watching all the time when the floats pass. The pointy throws such as spears, backscratchers and coconuts are allowed to be passed out hand to hand only.