To celebrate Mardi Gras, here's a picture from the treasure trove I inherited from my parents. This one is of a 1954 costume ball at the Grimón residence during carnival season in Havana, which preceeded the beginning of Lent. My parents were newlyweds in this photo (lower left corner). My half-sister, Carely, is the little girl seated in the front, and the boy next to her is my first cousin, William, who eventually became my godfather. This constituted the younger set who dressed up in costumes. The elders unfortunately, did not pose.