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The Blessing of the Fleet — 5 Comments

  1. I remember riding in the parade one year when I was little with you.

    And how old are you now? LOL! That was a loooooong time ago, wasn’t it?

  2. B.W., you’ve lived down in S. La. long enough to know that just about everyone at one time or another has seen a boat parade in their front yard. The parade is usually followed by rainfall of 6″ or more. Ha Ha.

    Here’s something my church does that’s a little unusual, but similar to blessing the Fleet.
    We have an annual “Blessing Of The Backpacks”. Ours will be next wk. The children bring their school supplies to be blessed before the start of school. They place them at the altar for the blessing, it’s not done individually as with the boats. I’ve seen “The Blessing Of The Fleet” but it was a looooong time ago and at that other place that has the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival.

  3. Can you please give a little more background on this White Shrimp Season?….Thanks

    Uh huh! I knew that was coming! I just cast that carrot waaaaaay out in front of you, didn’t I? I’ll be posting a little more info. after I wash the roofing dust off my feet, oh and the rest of my body, too!

  4. Um……is that a plastic fish on those two traffic cones in the last picture? Can’t quite make out what it is. My laptop screen is small! Love the colors on the boats.

    I wondered if anyone would notice that fish and ask. That, my dear, is a garfish that Bayou Fabio “taxidermied” all by himself. And yes, it sits atop orange cones, letting everyone who passes know that they have just passed the Garfish Dock!

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