It was, admittedly, a subdued version of Mardi Gras...no parades, no "throws", no wild women on balconies waving a fan of paper money to ogling male full-of-hopes below...no King Cake!
Carol Hinderlie dressed up in some sparking finery for the evening meal and celebration.
Starting before dinner and continuing after dinner, Rachel Weeks painted many faces that evening, mine among them.
Even little Aubrey Gustafson, held here by her dad Trevor, got her face painted. Chris Tou works to distract Aubrey so that she will sit still.