Hello Everybody……………….today is the day we remember all those who have fought for our country in the military or in any other capacity to make us the “land of the free”. Before I bring on the Memorial Day Picnic goodies (of course I have food!), I want to take a minute to remember my Grandpa………….my Mom’s Dad was a career Air Force officer and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. My Mom has the flag that draped his casket and keeps it in her studio in a case so it stays beautiful forever.
My Mom wrote this poem in memory of her Dad several years after he passed away……………
IF I COULD HAVE KNOWN
Pamela June Kimmell
Time has softened the razored edge of loss
His final breath is no longer my first memory
I can see things now that I couldn’t see then
For I was young and always right
Now I appreciate the words of wisdom he spoke
For what they really were…..
A Father’s hope for his daughter’s happiness.
We hope all of you have a special day of memories and love – and however you choose to acknowledge or celebrate it, remember the reason for the holiday!
NOW – on to my Memorial Day Picnic/Party!!!!
Now if you want to continue with some fun – head over to my friends Raz from Friends Furever AND Gracie from Goodness Gracie – because THEY have even MORE Memorial Day fun in their blogs!!!! Just click the posters for each blog and ENJOY YOUR DAY!
See you all tomorrow for TUESDAY TEASER!!!!!!!