Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day 2017

The city where I live always has a big garage sale over Memorial Day weekend.  It's held in the parking structure next to City Hall.   My hubby and I went over this morning around 10:30 [30 minutes after the opening time of  10:00 a.m.].

There didn't seem to be as many vendors this year, but it was fun looking at the booths of those who did participate.

In one of the last booths, I spotted a photo of Lucille Ball.  I love Lucy, but not enough to pay $40 for her picture, so I settled for a copy on my i-phone instead.  ;-)

After the garage sale we went to White Castle for lunch.  We treat ourselves to heartburn from the hamburgers about twice a year!  Local readers will understand exactly what I mean. ;-)

Then we met our youngest son, Jeremy, and his family at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI where my parents are buried.  The cemetery was very busy with people who had come to pay their respects to loved ones. 

My mom was not in the military, but she anxiously waited for my dad's safe return from WWII. She is buried in the same plot as my dad - three years a part.  Front and back of their gravestone.  

We were amazed how many veterans have been buried there since my dad's burial.  There was only one row of markers behind his on Memorial Day 2011, and now they go back as far as you can see.

~ Granddaughters Izzy and Ellie with Jerry ~

We watched the National Memorial Day Concert live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on PBS last night.  It was SO good, and required more than one tissue.  God bless our military!



  1. I enjoyed reading about your Memorial Day activities. I had a quiet day at home, sewing and scrapbooking as it rained cats and dogs outside!

  2. The older I get, the more I appreciate the sacrifices of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice! So nice to see Memorial Day getting more and more recognition for its true meaning. Looks like your family had a beautiful day for the commemorations.


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