Wednesday, April 23, 2014

 MARDI GRAS WITH THE DEMOCRATS
Now that Lent is over, it's fun to look back at the crazy days preceeding it--Mardi Gras! 


Our personal Mardi Gras party is over, but the Santa Fe County Democrats are planning a big bash, soooo..... it's back into my Mardi Gras outfit....

Complete with an elaborate new mask....
We pick up a mysterious Miss Toesette....

And it's off to the Elks Lodge....
Where the Democrats are having a grand party celebrating Mardi Gras

Angelica is an expert concerning Mardi Grad having managed a costume shop in New Orleans.....
The Demos are ready to party.......
The place is decorated and the Mardi Gras fare is authentic New Orleans.....
So. let the good times roll....

Sisi is a butterfly delight.....

 Alice is a mysterious maven....
And cousins Ralph and Cathy are awesome in their Carnivale masks from South America......

The Door keepers:  Frannie and the Democratic Party Treasurer......
 Sisi is enjoying the party atmosphere.....
 Frannie is so cute in her Jimminy Cricket jacket and aligator hat......
 The Master of Ceremony conducts a Costume Contest......
 And guess who won 100 dollars for first prize!!!
 That decision seems to have the entire Montoya table agast......
 The Mardi Gras Party was three days before our city elections, here Mayoral hopeful Javier Gonzales poses with those awesome Lomaxes.....
 And our friend Carmen......
 And the big contest winner....

 And our friend Lisa.......
 And with a red-headed reveler......
 And again with the Lomaxes--after they are TWO voters.  Javier won handily for Mayor.....

 Some of the fantastic New Orleans fare.....
 And three lovelies on a New Orlean's street.....
 LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL.......


So, until next Fat Tuesday, eat, drink and be merrry--sooner or later it will be Lent again!  And a good time was had by all!!!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

 BIENVENIDOS' FEBRUARY LUNCHEON
Way back on a snowy day in February, Benienvenidos celebrated it's February Valentine Luncheon...
 Alice was in attendance....
 As was Juanita.....

 I present:  Ladies and Gents who lunch.....


































So as we head into springtime, it is fun to recall the friendship and fun from the season we left behind and revel in the fact that PROBABLY we have seen the last of the snow for this spring.....




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