Krewe of Coleen: Come Hell or High Water Reunion

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

An Edict from the Queen

Greetings to my loyal subjects!

I can hardly wait to welcome you back to New Orleans. My own children are drifting in at various times on Friday, so I will stay home from 4:00 PM. So if any of y’all are arriving early, wander on over to 921 Chartres, # 9, ph: 595-5044. If you ordered commerative t-shirts, you can pick them up then.

TUESDAY: At 10:00, the Queen will open the door & the gate. Coffee, juice, bourbon milk punch, & King Cake will be served. At 11:00, the Queen will be ensconced in her Royal Chariot. This will allow time for the usual accidents such as the banner falling in the fish pond, the banner poles breaking, etc.

For a final big splurg the Queen has hired a marching band who will arrive at 11: 30, & I don’t want to waste a minute of the music while you fart around with the cart or going to the potty etc. We start as soon as the band arrives.

Since we have a band, this year we will reverse our route, heading down to the lower Quarter to “hail “ people we know; ( the Richardsons on Bourbon, the Ransdells on St.Phillip, etc.) If you get lost from us, we’ll be on Canal St. on the neutral ground in front of the Marriot Hotel when Rex turns on to Canal. After Rex we wander down Chartres back to the Condo at 921 Chartres for a respit & then take off for more toodling in the Quarter. Around 6:00, return to the condo for a bite to eat.

I have a lovely lady.Mary, who will be here to open the door for any Krewe members who need a “time out”. Wear your Krewe bracelet. It’s your I.D. for Mary.


Queen Coleen

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

2007 Krewe of Coleen Schedule of Events

Friday, Feb 16, 4:00 until the lights go out:
Her Majesty will
receive at 921 Chartres, #9 .
TeeShirts may be picked up.

Saturday, Feb 17, 5:00 until she tires: her majesty will
receive at 921 Chartres, #9 .
TeeShirts may be picked up.
Modest libationswill be served.

Sunday, Feb 18, Noon until 3:00:
K of C Kick-Off, Kick-Ass Jazz Brunch
Muriel's on Jackson Square
Chartres at St.Ann
$40/person, $20/children under 10
RSVP to by Wed, Feb 14

Monday, Feb 19, 6:00 until.....
Lundi Gras Feast and Fest
Private party- Krewe of Coleen and Friends

Louie's on the Park
1001 N. Rampart (corner of St. Philip & Rampart, next to Louie Armstrong Park)

$15 for Crawfish Eaters (must RSVP to get in on crawdads)
$2 entry-only (if you just want to party, but not eat!!!)
BYOB!! If you don't BYOB, you'll be SOL
soft drinks, ice, cups provided

10:00 a.m. Gather at the Queen's Den for Milk Punch, King Cake, Coffee, Juice, etc.
11:00 Royal Deposit of Queen into Cart (Throne)
11:30 Strike up the Band and March
Noonish on the Neutral Ground in front of Mariott, watch Rex parade with the Krewe
Afterwards return to 921 Chartres for potty, etc.
(it will take whileto get there!) Then back on the street!
6:00ish until she gets cranky: Feast with the Queen
on Red Beans and Rice
You may enter the Queen's Den at anytime Mardi Gras Day by showing your K of C bracelet to Mary, Lady-in-Waiting to the Queen

Thursday, February 08, 2007

K of C Lundi Gras Craw Boil

The Krewe of Coleen will gather for our traditional Lundi Gras Feast and Fest
at Louie's on the Park, Monday, Feb 19, 6:00 p.m.
Louie's is located at St. Philip and N. Rampart next to Louie Armstrong Park. Louies on the Park Krewe of Coleen Lundi Fest 6:00 p.m. on the same side of Rampart as Louie Armstrong Park, on the corner of St. Philip and N. Rampart. Can't miss!! To view your map, click on this link or cut and paste this link into your browser's location bar.
We need an approximate head count so, once again, let Jean know if you are coming by emailing
There will be crawfish, potatoes, corn, French bread, etc. and soft drinks. All other drinks are strictly BYOB so plan ahead!
This is a private K of C function and there will be a charge at the door ($15 for crawfish eaters, $2 for non-eaters- this covers cost of the room and clean-up)
Get ready to eat, dance and Hail the Queen!

Order 2007 Krewe of Coleen NOW

Reserve your 2007 Krewe of Coleen tee shirt NOW.
Pre-ordered t-shirts can be picked up at the Queen's Den
on Saturday evening, 921 Chartres, #9
or any other time afterwards when the Queen is receiving.
Cost is $15. Pay when you pick up.

Email your order to
Specify size: Adult (s,m,l, xl, xxl)
you can also specify children but you may get a small adult, if children size unavailable.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Krewe of Coleen 1974
Charter Members
Recognize anyone?

David Salley sends the following info on hotels:

I have done some research on hotels. Availability doesn't seem to be the issue and rates are the key. Here is what I have so far.

Wyndham Canal Place (good location, on edge of FQ, full service hotel)
2/15 - 189
2/16 - 229
2/17 - 269
2/18 - 269
2/19 - 199
2/20 - 199

Provincial Hotel (right down from Mom's apt)
2/15 - 169
2/16 to 2/20 - 269

La Richelieu (also on Charters St near Mom's apt)
King or Queen only, no room with 2 double beds
2/15 - 150
2/16 - 150
2/17 - 2/20 - 250

Chateau Hotel (half block from Mom's)
2/15 - 180
2/16 - 180
2/17 - 2/20 - 240

W French Quarter (300 block of Charters)
2/15 - 299
2/16 - 2/20 - 339

Note: with the possible exception of the Wyndham, ALL of the above hotels require FULL NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT AT TIME OF BOOKING!!!!

I am checking on a few other places. It looks like the Wyndham might the best deal, although some of the others are more convenient to Mom's apt. The Wyndham is attached to my building and I can probably hook up anyone who stays there and has a car with free parking. Also, I have a contract there and might be able to get a little bit better rate.

Send this email to everyone who you know that might be coming and looking for a room. My thought is that if we book several rooms, they may work with us more on the rates.

Merry Christmas!!!!!!


David P. Salley

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Hotels for Mardi Gras

French Quarter Suites

Be sure to say you're with the Krewe of Coleen. They will give any available discounts, and also will group Krewe Members together, when they register. This is where all the Howell family are staying, Saturday through Tuesday. We’ve stayed here many times and it’s great. Not only does it Include continental breakfast, but all rooms have microwaves, fridge, etc. It’s on Rampart on the North Edge of Quarter. 3 blocks from Bourbon Street and 7 blocks from Queen Coleen’s on Chartres.

Other hotels that we recommend are as follows. Please be aware that during Mardi Gras, hotels generally require 4-5 day minimum, and often require cash deposits.

Hotel Provincial

Maison Dupuy

St. Louis Hotel

St. Ann Hotel and
Marie Antoinette Hotel

W Hotel in the French Quarter

Prince Conti

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

got milk punch ?

Join the Queen for Sunday Jazz Brunch
at 12:00-3:00, Feb 18, 2007 at Muriel's on Jackson Square.

$40 adults

$20 children 10 and under

Monday, December 04, 2006