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A glimpse at Mardi Gras on the Coast 1916

Col. Curtis Alexander, friend of the famous Wild West showman nicknamed Buffalo Bill, marched in full "Indian scout" regalia down the streets of Biloxi. He was followed by all manner of interesting folks, including George Washington reliving his famous crossing of the Delaware River, and the Egyptian god Thoth.

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World War II era Mardi Gras on the Coast

This Southland Studio (shown in the background) photo is dated 1943, but the date has to be an error. Except for a small number of carnival balls, Mardi Gras was not observed in Biloxi during the World War II years. Judging from the clothing styles of the onlookers, it is most likely the Mardi Gras parade of March 5, 1946.

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Living with Children: Your kid is not possessed; he's just a typical toddler

Our 3-year-old son is very sweet, loving, and generally well-behaved. Occasionally, however, he breaks into a huge tantrum during which he becomes uncontrollable. The word "possessed" comes to mind. He will suddenly snap from being sweet to being a demon and then back to being sweet and loving again. These tantrums don't occur very often, but when they do, they are frightening. We try to be consistent with our discipline but are at a complete loss where this is concerned. I've heard that young children can be bipolar. Is that a possibility? In any case, can you shed some light on this for us?

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Annie: Woman wants to reconcile with youngest son before her death

Dear Annie: Twenty five years ago, my youngest son, then 18, quit the job he had had for four years. They had promised him an assistant manager job and when he turned 18, but did not follow through. After that, he would not look for a job or even help around the house. His dad told him to leave, but I let him return. Still, my son continued to do nothing, so his father insisted he get out. His father had a terrible temper and we both knew it. We were afraid of him.

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