Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day


memorial day

Once again, let us pause and remember those who’ve given the ultimate sacrifice so that we may live with the many freedoms we enjoy.   This year Memorial Day is really different for me, since some friends of mine lost their 21 year old grandson in Afghanistan on April 11th. I attended the military graveside service and it was very impressive but it was so sad to see this young man’s grieving family & friends.  I guess unless you’re touched by this type of loss, even remotely, you can’t totally understand the meaning of this day.

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So today as we gather with family & friends, let’s all take a moment to remember…..remember the men & women who gave their all for us.

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I will be getting together with my family and some friends at the Club House today. We’re going to have a potluck indoor picnic.  Since the weather in western Washington is so unpredictable at this time of the year, we decided to have it indoors.  My youngest niece is here for a long weekend from Washington, DC and we have a new member in our family… middle niece, husband & two little girls welcomed 8 lbs 12 oz Brady last Monday, May 24th.  He’ll be the hit of the day I’m sure.  The newlyweds will be coming from Olympia with her mom & uncle, so we’ll have a big group.

I’m still working on my class reunion project. I make myself get up and go outside from time to time during the day, so my eyes don’t fall out from all the squinting I’m doing trying to read illegible writing . I know the finished product will be worth it. 

My yard is looking pretty good.  The hanging baskets are all planted and with all the rain we’ve had, I rarely have to water. I’m sure that will change as we move into the summer months, however.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend.  And once again I apologize for not reading Blogs on a regular basis.  Hopefully that will change after this class reunion is over.  Until next time…….Linda


mortonlake said...

we dont have it over here linda.we should,we remember the first world war on armistice day,but we forget the sacrifices being made daily by all the allied troops over there.awful waste of young lives. not getting into politics,but its wrong.take care,love mort xx


Hope you had a lovely picnic with your family. ENJOY! ENJOY! Good Luck with the reunion. Planning anything can be a chore.