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.