Memorial Day Celebrations

Hmm. Once again it appears my designated MagicalMusings blog has fallen on Memorial Day. I think this is the third year in a row.

I read over my previous Memorial Day blogs and really don’t want to repeat myself beyond the pride and gratitude I feel for those who served in the armed forces in the past, those who are currently serving and those who will serve in the future.

Parade

Credit www.bostoncentral.com

This year, I want to talk about how Americans tend to celebrate Memorial Day. Of course, many of us go to the cemeteries to place flowers and flags on the graves of our loved ones. There are the numerous community parades, barbeques, picnics and my personal favorite … Memorial Day weekend marks the time when the Midwest starts our planting season. Here in Wisconsin, we have harsh winters and there are years when it seems like Spring is never going to arrive. However, this is the weekend we’re able to finally trust that there won’t be any late frosts and get those flowers into the gardens.

2012 057Needless to say, that’s what my husband and I spent yesterday and today doing. At the moment I’m pretty much incapacitated, but I was still able to plant the countless pots I have scattered all over the yard and gardens. I even managed to get the herb garden in shape and with luck, we’ll have the veggie garden up and running today. We’re not planting as much as we normally do. Mostly the prerequisite tomatoes and peppers, broccoli and cucumber. We’re held up on the veggie garden because the fencing we’d purchased will in no way keep the rabbits out of the crops. Perhaps a full grown rabbit, but today I spied two little critters that must have been born a few weeks ago. Cute little suckers, but sure to decimate any veggies we put in.

So, how do you celebrate the Memorial Day weekend? Are you a stay at home gardener? Or are you a weekend traveler who loves to take advantage of the extra day and take off for a relaxing mini-vacation?

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Liz Kreger writes science fiction/romances and to date, has two books published by Samhain Publishing ... FORGET ABOUT TOMORROW and PROMISE FOR TOMORROW. Liz is presently branching out to contemporary paranormals and is experimenting with urban fantasy.
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5 Responses to Memorial Day Celebrations

  1. Edie Ramer says:

    Liz, you’ve been busy! I started my weekend celebration on Saturday by cleaning my office. I tried to carry too much at once and sprained my hand. I iced it and it’s better now. I’m afraid to do too much so soon, though, and sprain it again.

    I didn’t completely finish my cleaning, though I did the worst part, and might finish that today. I’d like to a room every week. I need to get rid of things that I don’t use.

    • Liz Kreger says:

      Sorry to hear about your wrist, Edie. Hope it gets better fast. I just heard that on the radio, how many people use this time to get the spring cleaning in. Frankly, that would have never occurred to me. :wink: Too interested in wanting to be outdoors, I guess

  2. I spent today just like I do all holidays where we don’t go on vacation. I spend special-fun time with my daughter. Today, we hit up Adventure Landing and rode the two-seater go-carts. Of course, being three, she was the smallest, cutest thing on the tracks–if I say so myself–and we came in third place. We dominated, baby! Woohoooooooo! :D

    • Liz Kreger says:

      What a great way to spend the holiday, Marcia. I can just see you with Little Bit. I remember taking Erin on those rides. She was terrified but quickly got over it.

  3. We were at home too and also planting! We can’t grow a lot here (in the south) because the dirt is so rocky and dry. But we did put some veggies in pots on the deck.

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