Tuesday, May 31, 2005

My Memorial Day

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Education is what you get when you read the fine print...Experience is what you get if you don't.

I hope everyone had a safe holiday weekend. Hubby was out of town until late Monday night, but he’s back now and all is well.
I am extremely proud of myself, in his absence, I was determined to grill anyway for Memorial Day Dinner, (as is our tradition) and after finally figuring out how to TURN ON the grill, (hey, it’s complicated!) I felt a sort of wild elation that yes, I too could grill meat like a man. Ha! (kinda wished I’d remembered to turn it OFF though—I was on the phone with hubby patting myself on the back when he reminded me).
The kids and I had some yummy barbecue, and we ate outside and enjoyed the atmosphere. Then we made s’mores afterwards (somewhere I hear my sister making a wretching noise—ah memories!)
It was really neat to drive around the neighborhood, everyone had their flags out and our little main part of town was decked out in very patriotic fashion. We have a Humungous flag we keep out from Memorial Day until August 1st, and I always plant red flowers and white flowers in my porch pots. Even my puppy, Hagan, had his red white and blue collar for the occasion, (which, sadly, he kept trying to eat and nearly succeeded).

Cute red white and blue paraphernalia aside, I am very proud to be an American. And I am eternally grateful to the men and women who have fought and died so I can either hang my flag or burn it, whichever I choose. (I’m illustrating a point, I’m NOT a flag burner.)
My thoughts and prayers are with the active soldiers and their families, and to them I would say a THANK YOU with my whole heart.
God bless you and God bless America.


Cassaundra said...

*wretch wretch* Ugh..don't remind me!

Michelle Miles said...

You know, when my dear hubby departed down for Baltimore, I, too, learned how to grill! Isn't it great? I love grilling. SO easy and NO pans to clean up.