Story time . I have been the New Orleans for the parades a couple of times . oldest brother lived there . he was a diver worked on the oil rigs in the Gulf . came home with bags of beads . any way there is one parade they call ZULU know It Turk ? a lot of the floats are Semi trucks decorated . we went to the parade . My brother told me how they decorated coconuts but no one every got one they only threw a few to the crowd .if you have never been it is packed with people you can hardly move drinking on the streets as long as it is not in a glass bottle . Plastic or paper . what a party . Fights break out all around you over bead and booze . any now back to the story .As the semi's come down the street in the ZULU Parade they hang the decorated coconuts out over the side of the float which is like I said . a Flatbed Semi trailer with side boards on maybe 10 or 12 ft high . they tease the crowd with them . everybody wants one and no body gets one . well they didn't think about me . I watched and waited and learned . told my brothers I was going to get one of them coconuts . one brother was beside me the other was at the back of the crowd watching the parade . the kid on the float reached down with the bag and I hit it just right got it with one hand and held on an so did he . thought he was coming over the side . good thing the bag tore I wasn't letting go neither was he .as the float pulled away he held up the top half of the bag I had the rest every body going oh chit did you see that slapping me on the back . it was a blast . SIL had to tell my brother it was me . you know I really have had a great life with loads of fun .
Edited by BYC910 - 2/10/16 at 4:34am