Month: May 2014

On the Road Again….

Brian and I have been travelling this week. We started out in Illinois then crossed the Mississippi River at St. Louis into Missouri.

May302014a1 We drove through Missouri into Arkansas,

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We continued on through Oklahoma,

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And finally we drove into Texas, (which I just discovered is the detour here

Memorial Day

 

cropped-flag1 Memorial Day is a day to remember and pay honor to military personnel who have died in the service of our country. I’ve only been to one military funeral; I was 9 or 10 years old and the fallen soldier was the son of my mother’s cousin.

When I was in High School, there was a Memorial Day program that paid tribute to “Gold Star Mothers”. The mother continue reading here

Decoration Day

post05202014a2Friday begins Memorial Day weekend. When I was a child the Friday before Memorial Day was always the last day of school; but what was really special about Memorial Day was going to the cemetery to decorate graves.

I think most cemeteries in the south find more here

Only One Life…

Saturday evening, my niece asked, “Aunt Marcia, where did you get your reddish-blonde hair?” Her question caused me to pause. I thought everyone knew that my Gramps was a red-head.

Then I remembered that my niece was born after Gramps had passed away. She possibly never saw a color photo of him. And, she might not know that even though his name was Oscar, everyone called him “Red.”

Soon, there will be lots more here