Saturday night belonged to the letter "M" when it came to parades. First up was the Maids of Mirth (MOM's). Typically the ladies and queen of the Mardi Gras Court are plucked from the garden of this society, which consists of Mobile aristocracy, or bluebloods. I have searched endlessly and still cannot locate their emblem, even though they held their 61st parade Saturday. Their theme this year is "Pardon My French." The Budweister Clydesdales also were part of their parade. An interesting factoid did emerge from my research: the MOM's were the first to throw moonpies, way back in 1974! That is a subject for another entry, however.
Following the MOM's was the Butterfly Maidens, which was founded in 2000 and paraded for the first time in 2002. Their theme this year was "Butterflies Under the Big Top."
Last but not least, the Krewe of Marry Mates took to the street. This society is composed entirely of married couples, the only one of its kind, and paraded for their 17th consecutive year. The theme this year was "Movie Night with the Mates."