Happy Memorial Day

I hope all of you here in the U.S. are enjoying the first long weekend of the summer. I do remember how much I used to enjoy these three-day events. Now that I’m retired, people actually have to remind me when these holidays are coming up.

In the “olden days” we used to spend this day gathering garden bouquets and visiting cemeteries. I always loved hearing the stories told with pride about our ancestors. I thought it was a great tradition. I grew up with a wonderful sense of coming from interesting people.

Today we usually spend our long weekends with family and friends. I’m sure you do the same. Here in northern California we are going to spend the day in the garden. It is shaping up to be a fantastic garden year. All of the winter rains were very helpful to the soil. Today’s planting will include all the 16 pepper seedlings we have. We have a good variety of both chili peppers (mild to extra hot) and sweet peppers. We already have 14 tomates plants, loads of potatoes, peas, and all the other good greens.

As to reading – I’ll spend some time with an audiobook or two. I just started listening to Reversal by Michael Connelly. I so enjoy his crime thrillers. The last couple of weeks I’ve been on a romantic suspense kick, so Reversal is a nice change.

I also wanted to say thanks to all of you who have been so supportive this past month. My hand is feeling much better and I’m able to type for longer periods each day. I hope to be back to normal in the next few weeks.

In the meantime, I hope your day will be fun and restful and totally memorable.

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5 Responses to Happy Memorial Day

  1. Carl’s at work today so it’s a normal day here, but I have tried to be thankful this weekend for those who have given their lives for our freedom.

  2. I’m so glad your recovery is proceeding well….I just stuck your list of classic challenge books into my notebook to take when we leave — didn’t want to lose track of it while we’re in Oregon.

  3. Staci says:

    I’m so glad that your hand is getting better every day!!

  4. So great that your hand has improved. It’s great to see your posts again.

  5. kaye says:

    I’m glad you are feeling better! I gathered armfuls of fake flowers from Wal-mart and went to the cemetery where we dutifully marched from grave to grave and retold the family history.

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