saturday 9

G.I. Blues
Memorial Day is a federal holiday that honors men and women who served and died in the United States Armed Forces. We want to make sure that message is not lost this weekend.

1) Are you a veteran? Are there veterans in your family? Do you know anyone who is active military? (We are grateful and want to hear about it.) My Pennsylvania brother in law served in the Air Force for six years and my Virginia brother in law was a career military man, retiring after 28 years.

2) In this song, Elvis sings about marching, and complains that the Army doesn't give Purple Hearts for fallen arches. Do you have any aches or pains to report this morning? no *knock wood*

3) This song is from the 1960 film of the same name. In the movie, Elvis is in The 32nd Armor Regiment of the United States Army. That's the same regiment he served with in real life. He had the 32nd written into the script as a shout-out to the soldiers he came to know, but realized he'd likely never see again. Is there an old friend you're missing this weekend? so funny you should ask--I spent some time this afternoon at a regional high school track meet (I know, right?) hosted at my school at the invitation of a chum of mine that I haven't seen since 1994! We stood in the sun and watched all the runners, hurdlers, and jumpers while catching up. I got to meet two of her ten children. (TEN???)

4) Memorial Day kicks off the summer season. What's your favorite picnic food? plain potato chips

5) Let's celebrate the Memorial Day holiday with ice cream. What's your favorite flavor? Cone or cup? I plan to have some Ben & Jerry's peanut butter cup later--in a cup, although I do love a sugar cone!

6) This marks the weekend when Americans step up their outdoor activity and do things they may not have been able to do during the winter months. For example, when is the last time you applied mosquito repellent? today!

7) Or swam? uh--it's been more than a decade

8) As you answer these questions, is there an air conditioner or fan on? neither, but the windows are wide open

9) Random question: How do you define success? when I'm satisfied with whatever it is


The Gal Herself said...

#3 -- Ten! Indeed! Did you recognize one another immediately?

zippiknits...sometimes said...

It's so neat that you got to see a track meet with our old schoolmate. And, I cannot imagine keeping up with ten kids. Superwoman!
And how wonderful to have clean enough air to have all the windows open. Sweet!