Mardi Gras

|February 18, 2010 | Photos By J.Yuenger

Lawrence Palmer

I hope y’all had a good Mardi Gras – I sure did, one of the best. Lawrence Palmer was my neighbor when I lived up on Magazine Street — I took this picture of him in February 2005 when he was on his way to a function of the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, of which he was a proud, lifelong member. Mister Palmer was a good neighbor, a wisecracking, friendly guy who, far from being annoyed, thought it was hilarious and cool when I’d have loud rock n’ roll bands playing in my living room. He was in his 80s and still going to work every day. He died 2 years ago.