Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day 2020

I hope you are enjoying Memorial Day while reflecting on those who gave their lives for our freedoms.  It was very moving to watch the coverage of President Trump at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery today, and to hear Taps being played.

Earlier today the photo below popped up in my Facebook memories.  It was from 2015.  My grandchildren are posing by a patriotic photo collage Jeremy made of the men in our family who've served in the military.  In the upper left corner is his uncle, Navy; the upper right corner is his paternal grandfather, Army; lower left corner is his Dad, Air Force, and lower right corner is his maternal grandfather, Marines.  Two served during the Vietnam War and two during WWII.  All came home safely.  The flag was from my Dad's coffin when he passed away in 2011.

Today was another beautiful sunny, 85 degree day.  We took the grill out of storage and invited son, Steve, over for a cookout at 3:00 o'clock.  Chicken Kabobs, Georgia Corn on the Cob, Pasta Salad, and Fruit Salad.  Yum!  Steve is a bachelor this week while his wife and daughter are in Florida.  

Saturday was great-granddaughter Evie's third birthday.  We left at 10:00 a.m. following behind our daughter and son-in-law traveling to Grand Ledge, MI - about 100 miles west of our house.  Originally it was going to be a drive-by birthday parade, but the weather was so nice, Tiffany [my granddaughter] set up chairs on the front lawn.  There was only the four of us in addition to Tiffany, John, 'the birthday girl' and her little sister.  

When we arrived Evie was outside enjoying her new Schwinn tricycle that she received from her parents.

Below is my favorite picture of all - she's holding up her three little fingers to show us that she's three years old.

~ Opening her presents ~ 

~ Tiffany, Evie, and Juliette ~

John, Tiffany, Evie and Juliette

~ Dave and Lori ~

We stayed a couple of hours and then left.  On our way out of town we stopped for an ice cream at Lickety Split.  In spite of the Coronavirus restrictions, it was a wonderful holiday weekend.

Be safe and stay well!


  1. So glad you got to enjoy time with your family. That photo collage is just wonderful.

  2. I'm so glad you were able to celebrate Evie's 3rd birthday in person, even from a distance! I had a porch visit with my grandchildren and their parents yesterday, too, which was wonderful. Have a great week!

  3. Happy you were able to spend time with your family.

  4. What precious photos! I'm especially touched by your comment about the photo collage: "All came home safely." Talk about a blessing!


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