With Thanksgiving coming up next week I’m going to reshare some favorite images from years past. A couple of these actually predate Happy Monday; I’ve been on Facebook since 2009 and blogging on WordPress since 2008. We’ve got some news items and other random bits as well. Maybe you’ve seen some of these before, maybe not. Welcome to the Satur-deja Vu. Continue reading →
Memorial Day is next week (May 25), and I’ve been thinking about what that means. Memorial Day is traditionally the first long weekend of summer, so maybe for you it’s just another excuse to break out the grill and water toys. If you have to work that day, maybe it’s an inconvenience that that the Post Office and banks will be closed. Some people will simply sleep in that day and not care why. The American dream lives on.
The real reason for Memorial Day is so that we remember. In this case, we remember the men and women who died in miltary service to our country. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it began following the Civil War and was expanded to honor fallen soldiers of all wars during World War I.
So, Memorial Day is strictly American and has nothing to do with the Bible, right? Continue reading →