Monday, December 17, 2018

Meet Grand-mere, the Grand Dame, and a holiday giveaway!!






By: Charlotte Crozat
From: Mardi Gras Murder
Series: Cajun Country Mysteries, #4

Bonjour, Charlotte Crozat here, Maggie's grand-mere. I know she's expressed her reservations about the Miss Pelican Mardi Gras Gumbo Queen pageant and between you and me, I couldn't agree with her more. It really is an antiquated contest. But it is an annual tradition in our little town of Pelican, Louisiana, so I suppose the goal is to bring the event into the 21st century. As the kids say, good luck with that.

Oh, it's five p.m. somewhere, and that somewhere is here. Time for my nightly Sazerac. Au revoir, and a Pageant lightbulb wave to all of you, my lovelies!

Readers, how do you think pageants can be updated? Comment below to be entered in a holiday contest! One reader will win a Kindle copy of PLANTATION SHUDDERS and one reader will win a Kindle copy of BODY ON THE BAYOU.



















18 comments:

  1. I'm not sure what all they could change to bring it into the 21st century. Maybe see who could text the fastest? Thanks for the chance. ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  2. see How much contestants volunteer and what specifically they do when they volunteer and where

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  3. I think pageants are set in stone in some ways and are very hard to change.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  4. I like Diane's idea - volunteer work is great. I wish there was an academic component, not sure how to incorporate it cheer (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

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  6. Wish they were more on the inner beauty and not on how thin you are or perfect your features are. I mean what's with this perfect wave that looks so fake? I've seen some where the talent part is blown over or some of the so call talent is a joke. Honestly don't see them changing though. Eventually I think they will just fade away.

    Thanks for the chance!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  7. They should be updated.

    kkat(dot)edwards(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I'm not sure they really can be updated as much as have to just change into something with a different focus. It's not just the pageants but society, movies, TV, etc. that focus on the beauty aspect so it will be tough.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Great comments! Gran and Maggie would both give them thumbs-ups.

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  10. I can't imagine how they could change.
    Grandma Cootie may have the right idea that they have to become something else.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  11. Get rid of the swimsuit competition. I think one pageant has done this, but they all need to do it. Make it less about how you look and more about academics and volunteering—involvement in the community. Cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

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  12. They need a major overhaul. No swimsuits, focus more on talent or academics. JL_Minter@hotmail(dot)com

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  13. I agree no swimsuit portion! Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. I think they should skip the swimsuit, gowns and talent. They should focus more on academics, volunteering and not focus on looks so much. Kindness and contributing to society is so much more important to society
    scarletbegonia5858(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Skip the gowns and swimsuits. Concentrate on academics, volunteering, and how aware of public issues (environment, etc)

    kaye.killgore(at)comcast.net

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  16. Definitely no swimsuits! I don't know else to change it.

    marthalawson8@gmail.com

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  17. No more swimsuits, more focus on awareness of current issues.
    babemomara@att.net

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  18. Thank you all for some great comments/ Through numbers generated by random.org, the e-copy of PLANTATION SHUDDERS goes to Libby Dodd and the e-copy of BODY ON THE BAYOU goes to Cupcake58. Libby and Cupcake, I'll email you individually. I loved reading the comments and agree with all of them!

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