Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

This is Memorial Day weekend here in the US. Established in 1868, May 30 was designated as a day to remember those who had died in the War, and decorate their graves with flowers or other remembrances; it specifically stated that organized remembrances should not be held.

Of course, since them, parades honoring veterans have become commonplace for Memorial Day. And we now use the day to remember all of those who have passed before us, in addition to those who gave their lives defending freedom everywhere.

And, lastly, Memorial Day is enjoyed as the start of summer: We gather with family and friends, barbecue, or even just toast marshmallows, and look forward to 3 months of lazy, hot weekends. As for me, I'm thankful that we no longer have to wear bathing costumes such as this (hubby's grandmother, presumably with one of her nieces, at about age 30, around 1910 or 1911).

Happy Memroial Day, everyone!

10 comments:

Benny and Lily said...

cool picture
Benny & Lily

~~louise~~ said...

Happy Memorial Day Weekend to you and yours Marjie!

I kinda like that suit:)

gMarie said...

That suit would just be a fabulous day dress - can you imagine how heavy it would be wet?

Hope you have a great Memorial Day - no organized rememberance here. g

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Memorial Day!

Linda said...

Happy Memorial Day (we had Victoria Day last weekend). I think I'd have avoided swimming at all costs back then;)

Cheryl said...

Happy Memorial Day to you Margie, have a great day!

Channon said...

Love that photo.

Happy Memorial Day to you. Nothing exciting happening here...

Nichole said...

Old photos are so cool - love!

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you had a great weekend!

Sue said...

I would have needed to live in the Arctic back then. The clothes were so heavy that I would have melted.