Sunday, May 27, 2018

Long Weekend

Well, here we are celebrating another Memorial Day weekend.

This is the weekend that kicks off the summer season in the US. All the hub bub and stress of plans well laid months ago will play out this weekend. Planes will be full.  Highways will be full.  And if everything goes as planned, stomachs will be filled with food fresh off barbecues coast to coast.

Yes, another happy break from all the drudgery and everyday lives we all deal with most of the year.

Tomorrow, parades will break out.  Moms and Pops will corral their broods and line Main Streets  everywhere. They will watch high school bands and old men stuffed into old uniforms doing their best to walk upright. They will witness America celebrating remembering those who have given their lives in defense of our country.

In the meantime, Arlington Cemetery is running out of room.


yellowdoggranny said...

best thing about being in VFW is the stuff we do to raise money for our town and for vets ..

PipeTobacco said...

When my father-in-law was healthy, we used to help out at the VFW frequently... and it was nice to have a few drinks and pipes there while we talked too. I really miss him a lot.