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My New Blog Address/Link

Here it is:

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“Oh Saye, Can You See?

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Not “Happy” Memorial Day

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It’s pretty embarrassing.  The way we seem to get the holidays connected to our military all mixed up.  It’s about 4:30 on MEMORIAL DAY 2015, and I have already heard at least half a dozen folks yelling “HAPPY Memorial Day!”  Or, as happened a few minutes ago, a sincere man coming up to Robert and me–and shaking the hand of Robert (retired Army), exclaiming, “Thank you for your service!”  And while good-natured, neither response is actually appropriate.

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Memorial Day, of course, is a day set aside for paying tribute to and remembering, with thanksgiving, all those who gave their lives while serving our country in the military.

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Here’s a great little article explaining the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/10/living/veterans-day-memorial-day-difference/index.html

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And here’s a beautiful photo essay about Memorial Day:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/memorial-day-2015-honoring-the-fallen-through-photos/ss-BBk8Bfn#image=1

Meaningful, Appreciative Memorial Day to you all today!

Five Friday Happy Bringers — 5/22/15

MAY — an incredibly joyful month, don’t you think?

Five Reasons for Happy:

1.  An early morning walk along the McQueens-Tybee Island trail (between Savannah and Tybee Island–10 mins from my apartment).

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2.  Grandson Daniel in his end-of-year Who Am I? Research Biography presentation.  (He was Paul McCartney, btw.)

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(Okay. okay, maybe I helped him a little with the tri-board.)

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(He could only get such coolness from his grandfather.  Seriously.)

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The kids had to explain their research, poster-board-presentation-style, to the folks in attendance.

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They do that kinda stuff nowadays in 2nd Grade?!  Research?!  All I did in 2nd grade was spend a year of trying (mostly unsuccessfully) to stop crying for mama.

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3.  Being a judge for the 2015 Savannah Authors Anthology.  Such fun!

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(I want to be a judge … full time.  And get paid.  Exorbitantly.  Call me if you or yours need high-end judging.)

4.  Getting 2015 Beach Ready.

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5.  Seafood at Safe Harbor in Mayport, FL.  (After taking the ferry across the St. John’s River on the south end of Amelia Island.)

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Safe, Joyful Weekend ahead to you all!

 

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