Virtual Tour – Singing Out Loud: A Memoir of an Ex Mardi Gras Queen

Virtual Tour Itinerary for Singing Out Loud: A Memoir of an Ex Mardi Gras Queen January 31 – Stop by FYI50+ for a book review by Barbara Glass. FYI50+ Facebook page mention.“The goal is to inspire new thoughts, inform with new discoveries, and entertain the 50+ audience with original ideas.” ~ FYI50+ February 24 – […]

Enter to win a signed copy of Singing Out Loud

Singing Out Loud: A Memoir of an Ex-Marci Gras Queen, Goodreads giveaway for a signed copy of Marilee Eaves’ new book. Enter below. Goodreads Book Giveaway Singing Out Loud by Marilee Eaves Giveaway ends January 26, 2020. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway Giveaway has ended. About the bookBorn during World War II, […]

Freedom v Shame

My last blog entry about women’s krewes and the Women’s Movement 1960s and 1970s left out my amazement and admiration for the marching dancers. Their stamina! Their fitness and musicality!  Girls and young women ages 10 and up run the gamut from wearing Peter Pan collar shirts with plaid skirts to marchers with tight, short […]

Women’s Movement of the 1960s and 1970s

After the Women’s Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, women’s Mardi Gras parades and dancing troupes proliferated. The oldest all-women’s krewe, the Krewe of Iris, was founded in 1917. In 1941 the Krewe of Venus became the first all-female krewe to parade. After the 1960s, many more women’s krewes formed—including Helios, Diana, Isis, Pandora, Cleopatra, Eve. I’m […]