Sunday, May 26, 2013

flora and fauna

It's Sunday again!  Jim is working in the office today.  This weekend is the first time I've seen the campground full, not sure about all the cabins, but the place is hoppin' with all the people wandering around on foot, in golf carts and on bikes.  

Jim didn't work Monday - Friday, it was nice having him home!  We had some rain so Jim got on the roof last Tuesday to tidy it up and decided the back slide topper had to be removed. We've been nursing it along and knew it would have to go.  Now we just need to figure out how to replace it while we sit here!

And don't you know it rained that afternoon!!???!!

Wednesday we had some shopping to do. Since it was lunchtime we stopped at Corky Belle's and enjoyed some really good seafood.  Drove through some light rain showers in getting there.  Jim needed some wood to build a shooting table (?) so we stopped at Lowe's to get that and some potting soil and birdseed.  Of course I found a couple potted items to take home...Cucumbers and basil.  Our next stop was Walmart where we picked up some groceries.  We also used our card to get fuel, I think it was $3.82 for diesel. We also got fuel the other day at Sunoco using the fuel perks from Winn-Dixie and only paid $3.49 


Thursday we had the pizza/potluck at the pool bar.  I'm thinking pretty soon it will be to hot for me.  I showered before we left and again when we came home.  

Memorial DayHistory

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women's groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, "Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping" by Nella L. Sweet carried the dedication "To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead" (Source: Duke University's Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920). While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it's difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day. It is more likely that it had many separate beginnings; each of those towns and every planned or spontaneous gathering of people to honor the war dead in the 1860's tapped into the general human need to honor our dead, each contributed honorably to the growing movement that culminated in Gen Logan giving his official proclamation in 1868. It is not important who was the very first, what is important is that Memorial Day was established. Memorial Day is not about division. It is about reconciliation; it is about coming together to honor those who gave their all.

It's not about BBQ's or shopping, Please take time to Honor those who have died for our Freedoms.

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