Memorial Day Weekend

When I was a kid, Memorial Day signaled the end of the school year and summer awaited. It also meant our report cards would be coming out and the grade you were going into next would be posted on the top of the report. I grew up on a farm, so plans included pulling milk weeds from the corn in June, running through the sprinkler, lawn mowing, and weeding our many gardens. I also had my own babysitting business by age 12 and babysat for eight different families. Of course, there was biking, eating fresh strawberries and going to the county fair. Even with all of this fun summer activity, I didn’t forget the bigger meaning of Memorial Day. We would attend a parade that honored men and women in the service, with special attention being paid to those that lost their lives serving our country. I felt sad then, and I still feel sad now. Thank you to the many men and women who have served and lost their lives. And to the many men and women who continue to serve our country, both far and near.

This weekend we are putting the finishing touches on our container garden. I have planted two of my three David Austin roses, spinach, cucumbers, green beans, tomatoes, rosemary, thyme, oregano, lavender, petunias, geraniums, mandevilla, dahlias, peonies, impatiens, and bee balm. We are planning on seeing the new Downton Abbey movie in the theater and finishing our to-do list once and for all.

Have a safe Memorial Day weekend for those that celebrate it, and I’ll see you back here on Monday with a tour of my container garden.

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