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GPOYW: Mummers Edition
This is how we celebrate the new year. Jason has been Mummering since he was a kid and it’s a tradition that we are excited to pass down to and share with Baby. 
For those of you who don’t know about the Mummers Parade (and it should be the majority of you minus those from the Philly area) but would like to know more about this crazy event then I encourage you to check out the following:*
Mummers Parade Wiki Page
A blog post Jason wrote in 2004
Strut 
Jason’s first book (come on, you knew I was going to throw this in, right?)
P.S. This picture was taken around 7:30 in the morning on New Year’s Day. That is a beer in Jason’s hand and there is wine in his pouch. You should have seen him and his crew at 7:30 that evening…
*Even after all these years I still cannot begin to explain this strange, fun, boozey day to people who ask.

GPOYW: Mummers Edition

This is how we celebrate the new year. Jason has been Mummering since he was a kid and it’s a tradition that we are excited to pass down to and share with Baby. 

For those of you who don’t know about the Mummers Parade (and it should be the majority of you minus those from the Philly area) but would like to know more about this crazy event then I encourage you to check out the following:*

P.S. This picture was taken around 7:30 in the morning on New Year’s Day. That is a beer in Jason’s hand and there is wine in his pouch. You should have seen him and his crew at 7:30 that evening…

*Even after all these years I still cannot begin to explain this strange, fun, boozey day to people who ask.

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  2. unforgettabledetritus said: Ahhh! I always get so excited when I find people on the internet who know that Mummers are a thing. Proud Philadelphian over here.
  3. kimbaland said: i was gonna say, i learned it all from his book. that’s actually all i think of when i hear the term now.
  4. girlwithcurlsandglasses said: i didn’t grow up in Philly, but having lived here for almost 8 years (!!!), i consider myself a philadelphian. It is IMPOSSIBLE to explain the mummers to people.
  5. nyclust said: i was SUPER fascinated about this after reading his book. I totes want to go to Philly and experience this some time!