Today it’s Memorial Day in the US of A and Mom and I are doing some remembering. It’s a day to remember all those who have served in the armed forces and really just remembering how much they sacrificed for all of us.
As many of you who know me and Mom know, my Grandfather served in the Air Force. This is him when he was just a lad in high school (I think it’s his high school graduation photo):
He joined the Army Air Corps before there even WAS an Air Force and he really REALLY wanted to be a pilot. Back in those days though unless you had perfect vision, you couldn’t fly a plane and he was rather upset about that! He loved flying (and actually DID fly thanks to some of his buddies…tee hee). He also loved traveling and seeing the world and after he married my Grandmom and they had kids they traveled as a family. They lived in Germany, Taiwan, several places in the United States and traveled on vacation to many, MANY more places. He loved serving his country until he retired and remained a very VERY patriotic man for all of his days.
My Granddad passed away in 1992. He’s buried in the absolutely gorgeous Arlington National Cemetery.
The flag banner to celebrate Memorial Day!
There are many people who have tales of having served in the armed forces – but today in my house we’re thinking of my Granddad and how much he loved wearing that Air Force uniform – my Mom still has his “dress uniform” hat in his old footlocker…..Memorial Day is just one day out of many that we honor him and all who served.
Have a super Monday! Whatever it is that you’re doing today………………stop and REMEMBER……………………..
Long may she wave….
MEMORIAL DAY KITTY HUGS FROM SAMMY TO ALL OF YOU !!
ALERT – – – ALERT – – – TOMORROW IS TUESDAY TEASER…..(tee hee)
Labor Day – another excuse for Mom to put the flag banner on the front porch railing! HAPPY LABOR DAY…………….
Today is Labor Day……..all the humans who usually dread going back to work after the weekend have an extra day today to recover from their weekend of
watching sports on TV and overeating household chores.
I don’t think there will be a lot of laboring going on at my house today. I know there wasn’t any laboring happening Saturday or Sunday either. In fact, since my parents retired, there’s not much laboring EVER. But they worked hard for years and years to be able to retire so they deserve not to have to labor. My parents labored hard enough in fact that they were able to retire before what used to be the “traditional” age of retirement here, which is 65. Their hard labor paid off.
Mom looked up Labor Day and what is REALLY is all about and this is what she found:
Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events.
Well we’re not having any parties today (although the neighbors are planning a cookout if it doesn’t rain), and there will be a parade of deer through our yard but not because of the holiday, and as for athletic events, unless you count Mom carrying the laundry basket up and down the stairs a couple of times an athletic event – well – there won’t be any of those either!
So for Labor Day at my house, there will be no labor going on to speak of……….I certainly won’t be laboring – that’s for sure!
“Laboring” the day away with naps!
Happy Holiday if you’re celebrating it – otherwise Happy Monday – don’t labor too hard WHATEVER you do!
Kitty Hugs, Sammy 😀 😀