YMCA Indian Guides Pow Wow Pierce College 1979 - slide Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 2009 (click on image to enlarge)
Tomorrow more pancake mix is used than at any other time of the year. American Episcopalian Christians often hold pancake dinners on Fat Tuesday (Maudi Gras) the day before Shrove-Tide. Catholics and Greek Christians enter a penitential season called Lent this coming Wednesday. Communities with Irish and English heritages serve up big sausage dinners (Banger-Tide) tonight and especially tomorrow.
Traveling monks called Shrivers traveled throughout Europe during Lent accepting the confessions of the guilty.
In Venice a great Carnival is going on as you read this, and massive samba parades in Mobile, Alabama - New Orleans and Rio will rock the world for 72 hours. After tomorrow, meat eating is curtailed - hence "Carne - Vale".
Tonight is masking night. Beads are lucky to give and receive during the Maudi Gras.
The mask above was made from a Baskin Robbins ice cream container in 1979 by a father and son involved in the YMCA's Indian Guides program. 2009 - The Year of Valley History
The San Fernando Valley, in the heart of the Creative Capital of the World, deserves a great Museum of history and culture.