Sunday, May 26, 2019

THE MEMORIAL

Any of my gentle readers will tell you I just love me some summer. and the Memorial Day holiday is generally the kick off of summer, even though it's not offical till June 21st. While I may not be happy and filled with such distain for the government, we can still be patriotic for the country itself, and not for the government till they deserve it.  We take time to honor those who defended and fought for the country and didn't return. My fair hamlet this year made lamp post banners for the 26 veterans who lived in town, with their picture on them, and the war they fought. I thought it was pretty cool and touching.

For many others myself included, it's a time to relax a bit with family or friends to enjoy a good old fashioned cook out or picnics, and get out of doors. I have a four day weekend, with one personal day on Wednesday. The Lad is here for the duration and a reader of my blog, the very sweet Timmy from Ohio, is expected this afternoon. We have not met yet, but he will be with us tomorrow for the Raven's pool show with myself and Miriam Webster, followed by all the sights in New Hope, followed by a day in NYC to view the CAMP exhibit. Debauchery all around. I'm guessing?

I wonder where the government stand on draping nude men with the flag?
 Memorial Day isn’t just an excuse to take a long weekend and loaf around eating grilled meats—although those are certainly among the reasons to love the holiday.So before you head out to your barbecues and pool parties, here are some facts I learned about Memorial Day I didn't know.

It was originally called Decoration Day. My grandmothers always called it that.To honor the deceased, soldiers would decorate graves of their fallen comrades with flowers, flags and wreaths. Hence Decoration Day. Although Memorial Day became its official title in the 1860s, the holiday wouldn’t legally become Memorial Day until 1967.

It wasn't always observed on the last Monday of the month.After the Civil War, General John A. Logan, commander in chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, called for a holiday commemorating fallen soldiers to be observed every May 30. But due to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which took effect in 1971, Memorial Day was moved to the last Monday of May to ensure long weekends.
It is legally required to observe a national moment of silence. In December 2000, Congress passed a law requiring Americans to pause at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day to remember and honor the fallen. But this doesn’t appear to be common knowledge, or if it is, by 3 p.m. most people seem to be too deep into a gin infused hot dog-induced food coma to officially observe the moment.

At least 36 million citizens will travel at least 50 miles to be at beaches or gathering this holiday.

In 1966 Congress unanimously passed a resolution to officially recognize Waterloo as the birthplace of Memorial Day. However, it remains a contentious debate, with other towns, like Boalsburg, Pa., claiming the title of “Birthplace of Memorial Day” as well.

James A Garfield once delivered a lengthy speech at the first Memorial Day, of course then it was still called Decoration Day, and at the time, Garfield was a Civil War General and Republican Congressman, not yet a President. On May 30, 1868, he addressed the several thousand people gathered at Arlington National Cemetery. “If silence is ever golden,” Garfield said, “it must be beside the graves of 15,000 men, whose lives were more significant than speech, and whose death was a poem the music of which can never be sung.”

Of course my faithful readers will know that Memorial Day also hails one of my favorite things...Time to wear WHITE DENIM!!!! I loves me some white denims!
I 'll return sometime late next week after time off. In the meantime, however you celebrate the weekend.... Happy Memorial Day to all.

Tootles babes!

30 comments:

  1. Yet again, today, while online, every blog, website and other news I look at is all about trump and the polictians. I am OVER burnt out of it, so your blog always provides a nice escape to get away from the madness. And the views aint bad either. Happy Memorial to you. Have a great time.

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  2. PIX PLEASE of your adventures! todd and I will have a cookout tomorrow; today we have been doing house chores.

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  3. Happy Memorial weekend Mistress. I don't think white denim ever looked sexier. So junk in the trunk boy!

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  4. Carlos broke out his white denim, too. He's quite pleased and, yea,s his ass looks foine in white jeans.

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  5. I'm working... retail, you know? Though I did celebrate by turning on the Central Air.

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  6. Have our fair share of debauchery for us will you? I hae white denim on a guy. I don't know why more don't wear white. A lovely and educational post...it is nice to give the respect to the true meaning. Just today I saw Pete Buttigieg give a meaningful speech on the true meaning. He is such a calm excellent speaker.

    And PLEASE do a post on the CAMP exhibit. I so want William to take me to it!

    Happy Memorial Mistress.

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  7. I could use a pool party to go too! I have a picnic tomorrow with friends. I have white denim, but I don't think I can fill them out like you. Damn boy! And yes take lots of pix at the Camp show!

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  8. Happy Weekend Mistress. What a great message. Next year you got to come to Drag Con here in LA!!!!!!!!!!!! What a blast. Meeting so many wonderful drag fans and enthusiast, and queen I have not met yet. There's nothing like it.

    Now girl, don't go corrupting this Timmy. For the love of gawd.

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  9. Why this was better than 'Stuff you missed in history"! Thank you for the nice summary of the holiday. Have a lovely summer in white denim.

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  10. Your denim clad ass distracted me.....

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  11. Looking forward to pictures from Memorial Day weekend and the camp exhibit I guess we will make do with that boot-tay for now.
    Safe and happy weekend to you and yours,

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  12. "What a magnificent seat she has, what a magnificent seat!"

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  13. You know, I get a lot of flack for embracing the patriotic holidays, and displaying a flag on those holidays by many of my friends. You are the first to get it I know. One can be patriotic for their country. The government is a whole other ballgame. I love so much about our country and proudly hang the flag right next to my gay pride flag. It the government I can't stand. There's a difference. And we must take time to remember those who didn't return. A great idea your town had with the lamp post.

    So what a wonderful blog to read over the Memorial Day Weekend and thanks for those lovely pictures, and I learned something new yet again from your blog, besides seeing that nice seat of yours!!

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  14. Damn boy you best get that white cladded ass out here!!!

    It sounds like it is going to be wonderful weekend!

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  15. what's it say about my fat gay ass, I never seem to tire of looking at guys bulges and white denim clad asses?

    I love your little iris and flags.

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  16. Leave it to you to tie in some interesting facts, eyecandy and holiday festivities into one post successful! NICE BUBBLE!๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€

    I hope your enjoying the holiday weekend๐Ÿธ๐Ÿณ‍๐ŸŒˆ

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  17. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! And my word, your butt looks good!
    Sx

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    1. it is sometimes used as the alternate dessert cart.

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  18. Well, anybody would become really patriotic really fast with these incentives, especially the half naked men all wrapped up in the flag. And you do give white denim a good name!
    Hope you had a great weekend!

    XoXo

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  19. I love white denim and you of course wear it well. Friends from other parts of the country and the world are always stunned when we tell them the rules of wearing white and drinking gin n tonic (between Memorial Day and Labor Day and no other time).

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    1. the mistress evidently thinks its memorial day year round with the amount of gin and tonics he drinks.

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  20. Damn, mistress, you sure can fill out a pair of jeans, white or otherwise.

    There was a time when it was against the law to wear the flag as a garment. But you know that a certain segment of the population claims our national symbol as their own and desecrates it willy-nilly. I’m glad you have brought some respect back with your post.

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  21. I did know of the law requiring Americans to pause at 3 p.m. My grandmother and my mothers one aunt always remind everybody there.

    A fun and educational post. You know how to keep your attention.

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  22. I see you guys are not behaving in the slightest. After a couple months enjoy all the sex you want I say. This would explain the fireworks I heard!!!!!! Get them white jean over here boy!

    Nice interesting post too. I have a picnic with my boys today and maybe some fishing with them.

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  23. I'm coming for the pool party! Sounds like fun, fun, fun!

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  24. I should be practicing right now...but, butt, butt, I seem to be distracted.

    ENJOY!!! Yay for long weekends.

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  25. Sounds like a perfect four days! Enjoy yourselves!

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  26. I hope you had fun during your time off. I cooked pulled pork in my Instant Pot but sadly only had about half of it. It was good, though.

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  27. You have always pulled off white denim well. And I love the watch and bracelet stacking too.

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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!

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