Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Memorial Day in any part of Michigan usually brings rain, cold temperatures, and a general state of misery. There have been a few bright exceptions, but it's best not to plan an outdoor picnic unless you provide a large tent for everyone to huddle under. Who can complain about a three-day weekend, though? Not me! Rain? Temperatures in the fifties? Doesn't matter--it's Memorial Weekend! (Let's hope this year is one of the exceptions!)

In celebration of the holiday, and the unofficial start of summer, I'd like to say a warm thank you to all of the people who gave their life serving in the United States military. Thank you to their significant others who supported them and kept their home life together.

Especially, a big thank you to my departed Grandpa who served in World War II. And, I know we're celebrating departed veterans, but I'm going to send out a huge thank you and a hug to my dad who is (thankfully!) still with us. Thanks for serving your country to make it safe for me and our family! I love you!

And while I'm at it, I'm going to thank all of the people currently serving our country. Thank you for your dedication.

Okay... It's brownie time! And cheeseburger time! And don't forget the potato chips...

Enjoy the holiday!


  1. I hope you do have sunshine and some warmth today. I would also like to thank those who have, and do, serve our country. I know I can't begin to comprehend the sacrifices that have been made, but I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.

  2. Hope you're having a great weekend, Jill! Thanks again for all of your website help! I'm so grateful for your wisdom and direction! And I'm really looking forward to having that cup of coffee with you this summer (and maybe some hands on help!) Have a great day with family!

  3. Eat a brownie for me!

    And thanks to your Grandpa and those willing to sacrifice for us.

    ~ Wendy

  4. Enjoy your day!! Thanks and blessings to all our military men and women! Happy Memorial Day!

    Jill - I think I want to make brownies now. :)

  5. Thank you for that wonderful post! It's a little cool and rainy here, but I'll take rain any day over snow. Yeah, it's been known to snow here on Memorial Day. Family get-together in T-minus five hours!

  6. Happy Memorial Day to you and thank you for giving proper photo credit!

  7. There's something for you here: :D

  8. Thank you all and hope you had a terrific day!

    A huge thanks to Jeffrey for use of his gorgeous photo.

  9. I didn't realize you're in Michigan! I'm up north...not quite to the U.P., but farther than I'd prefer :)

    Yes, Michigan Memorial Days are traditionally cool. That's why, four years ago, my hubby and I picked this weekend to move.

    Do you know what happened four years ago? It was NINETY degrees!! Not kidding.

    Okay, that was kind of off the topic :)

    The weather was great here, so I'm thinking it was probably nice for you, too. Hope it was restful!

  10. Karin: I love northern Michigan--so pretty! Well, I have to admit, I love all Michigan. Yes, the winters are a nightmare, but the state is in my blood.

    Thanks for stopping by!


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