Monday, February 8, 2016

Mardi Gras Cleanup Crew

As the Crescent City gears up for another blast of drunken revelry, do you ever wonder what happens with all those empty Hand Grenades left splintered in the streets?  Here's a good read on the folks who clean the heaps of sodden trash in the aftermath of Carnival.

As a punk kid I was induced to clean up after the V.P. Fair (now Fair of St. Louis) beneath the sleek supports of the Gateway Arch. I remember well the stench and feel of a yellowed watermelon left to bloat in the July heat. The number of bags we filled in a day was stunning.  But I was a mere wayfarer in such realms.  My hat is off to those who perform such an invaluable service.

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