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Old 05-25-2013, 07:46 AM   #11
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:04 AM   #12
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Kater today it's cocktails and appys at SIL's.

My two daughters, SIL and grandson are coming here Monday. The original plan included going to the condo pool as it opens for the season this weekend. Sadly, it's going to be too darn cold for that so we'll play some ball with our grandson and eat stuff.

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Old 05-25-2013, 08:22 AM   #13
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No big plans here. My dad might come for a visit on Monday. He just lives up the road in Richmond about an hour away. I've been cleaning up the front room where things have been accumulating. I figure if I concentrate on one room a month I might have this place ready for the wedding in Nov. The yungun is working but has Monday off.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:23 AM   #14
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Throwing a couple of boston butts on the pit tonight so they can settle in for a 20 hour low and slow hickory smoke.

Pulled pork sammies tomorrow and later maybe some carnitas, tacos al carbon, or posole.

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Old 05-25-2013, 09:03 AM   #15
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We're travelling this weekend to several grad parties. Fortunately, after next year I think we're done with those for awhile.

I took an extra day off on Tuesday just to recoup from our trip and have a little time with the immediate family. That's probably the day we'll do our cookout, weather permitting.

I usually try to get over to the town where dad is buried to put a little flag and flower arrangement on his and my granddad's graves, but this year my brother will do it.
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:17 AM   #16
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We are going to a friend's house tomorrow, they are firing up their smoker to make bbq and I'm really looking forward to that!

Back home the tradition was go to my grandmother's house and help her make flower boxes for the cemetary. She would go up all summer long to keep them watered, it was just down the street from her house.

Now that she's in assisted living my mom and aunt have taken over the job. They still take her up to see the boxes.
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:17 PM   #17
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Grandpa and Grandma, Great Grandma are all taken care of by Mom, now that they live there. For years I went with grandma to take care of Grandpa's headstone, clear the weeds and plant flowers. Shrek's Mom and Dad were cremated, their ashes were spread together in the Snowy Range after my MIL died. I participated in the facility Memorial of our folks who have died in the past year.

This weekend is all mine and Shrek's...Chicken Piccata with Asparagus and pasta later today.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:49 AM   #18
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We'll be starting the day by hanging the flag. Then I'll be working in the garden, Himself will be cutting grass if he knows what's good for him. I was kinda hoping his sis would have us over for a cookout seeing as we had them over for a nice Mother's Day dinner and all, but didn't hear anything. And they live at the top of our street, a mere 1000 feet away! *sigh* She's "that" way, never thinking someone else might like to be the guest, and I've finally hit the wall with getting tired of always being the host.

Hope you all have a good day.
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:47 AM   #19
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Addie, one thing people don't seem to get is Memorial Day is about the dead vets, not the live ones, that is Veterans' Day. You don't need a live vet to honor those who have fallen. Just people who want to honor them.

that said, my plans this weekend were zero. My husband thought he'd like to just put out an open invitation to our friends; we cleaned both porches and put out our porch furniture, I bought a new Weber, the garden/s are almost done. Of course the prediction is for rain all weekend! So he just wanted me to email everyone (we're talking a dozen or so) rather than have a party, which this weekend is so full of other parties it would be difficult to time it, and just tell people to call first and come on by. I've stocked up on party-type snacks, beer & wine. We'll see what comes of it.
Claire I know the difference for Mem. Day and Vet. Day. But when we have a holiday honoring our vets, dead or alive, we usually have a parade and the living vets march in that parade. All the vets in this particular town are now dead so no parade. It is a small town out in the boonies. All our small towns have a parade. It is like living in a Norman Rockwell painting. The vets that can, walk the parade. But there is a car right behind them in case they can't make the whole route. For those that can' walk, they are given a ride up on a flatbed decorated in red, white and blue bunting. And there is always a band helping them keep in step. Let me tell you, nobody gets louder cheers and applause than our older vets. No matter what war they were in.
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:39 AM   #20
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I live in a very small town, and the old vets who march in the parade are more likely to be Vietnam than WWII.

The weekend was absolutely miserable. Rain and gloom, and more rain and more gloom. But a few friends came to visit and we had a good time.

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