Welcome to Just One Person From Around the World!
I have stopped watching the news….I have dropped all social media, except for my blog, which I try to keep to positive vibes…. there are a lot of folks in the world, who are everyday folks, just trying to provide food and shelter and love……….they are trying to make a living…….keep their kids educated and basically just take care of their families, without an agenda. Me too. I think there is more of us…. Just trying to live our lives….. So, I would like to take the time to focus on one person a week to bring us together, to celebrate ordinary folks. We are trying to live our lives under extraordinary circumstances…..
Feel free to join Just One Person From Around the World by creating your own post and then share your link in the comments. I hope this will bring us all together and reveal how connected we are…………even though we are each in our own little world!
Mardi Gras looked a little different this year in New Orleans, as Louisiana has prohibited parades due to COVID concerns. But, the folks are getting in the spirit of things by decorating the outside of their homes instead! Mardi Gras, the celebration that marks the day before Lent, has long been associated with New Orleans, but actually began in Mobile, Alabama in 1699. However, Louisiana is the only state to have officially declared Mardi Gras a legal holiday. In the 1950’s, a New Orleans bakery popularized hiding a porcelain baby (representing Jesus) inside a cake, from an old french tradition dating back to the 18th century. Today, the King Cake, a slightly sweet cinnamon bread, baked and sold during Mardi Gras, comes with a trinket inside made of plastic! The person who finds the trinket in the piece of cake is responsible for providing the King Cake next year! This woman was celebrating a church event in November in Columbus, Georgia, when my hubby asked if he could take her photo! She said sure! She reminded me of Mari Gras! Just having some fun!
I am enjoying pouring over my photos to find us everyday folks! Won’t you join in? Just One Person From Around the World!
Here are the Contributors from last week! If I missed anyone, please let me know! These were awesome and you won’t want to miss a one!
From Sarah, a family that lives in huts, Toonsarah
Cee is in a garden……Cee’s Photo Challenges
Geri is in Italy……… GeriaxtrixFotoGallerie
Sue is watching the Pasta in Turkey……….. WordsVisual
Margaret is here because I liked her fellow from Bangalore, while she is looking for more photos………Margaret 21
I asked Sabine to share her visit to a village on Lamma Island off Singapore……hinterdentuerern
Sandy is sharing her peanuts with us………The Sandy Chronicles
The Thinker from Dr B…… Budda Walks Into a Wine Bar
Philo is taking us to the streets of India…………Philosophy Through Photography
I J Khanwala shows us how to get those Up Close Photos here at Don’t Hold Your Breath
Aletta is always on Duty …….NowAt Home