memorial day

Take a moment to remember that Memorial Day, established after the Civil War, wasn’t meant to be a day of Indy car races, barbeques, and swilling beer. Sure, go ahead and do these things if you wish, maybe even take in a Memorial Day sale or two. I’m not your father.

Maybe because I've nearly died twice from illness and I have a darkly more serious outlook on life (and death), maybe because I am a US Army veteran, maybe because tomorrow- Memorial Day- would have been my late father's 94th birthday and that's been on my mind for a week at least, Memorial Day this year just doesn't feel like a time to gallop and cavort in anticipation of summer fun.

There. Have I ruined everyone's plans for the day?

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