Monday, May 25, 2020

DECORATION DAY

Happy Memorial Day to you All

I can remember my dearly departed grandmother always referring to this day as Decoration Day.  The practice of decorating soldiers’ graves with flowers is an ancient custom. Soldiers’ graves were decorated in the U.S. before, during, and after the Civil War. In 1868, General John A. Logan proclaimed a national and annual observation of “Decoration Day” on May 30. The holiday was changed to include all service men and women after World War I. It became known as Memorial Day over Decoration Day after World War II. My father and both grandfathers were all in the service, and along with them,  let's keep all the service men and woman in our memories, not to mention out new hero's and service people in these new times.
And a bear sighting near Fanny Chapman Park in Doylestown! Very close by...less then 10 minutes. No doubt looking for the Casa du Borghese. Good thing I have about five jars of honey.
❤🤍💙

33 comments:

  1. What! No Patriotic Speedo?!

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    1. I like the way you think.

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    2. I can see a IOU coming......

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    3. Oh Dave went there. Now we will see some ass or cock shots!

      Happy Memorial Day

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  2. Agree with Decoration Day. Father was WWII vet.
    Bears?! stay away!!
    take care, xoxo :-)

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  3. My parents called it Decoration Day - but that is absolutely no indication of my age. I love your floral/flag display.
    Keep a safe social distance from the bear - and don't mention anything about honey....

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    1. Im surprised Jon you don't have bears in your yard!!!!!

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  4. My parents also called it decoration day. But regardless of the name the honor is valid. We owe a debt to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. And in these challenging times a new type of hero has emerged: the essential worker, often poorly compensated (not that the military is well compensated), who go to work everyday to ensure we can survive. And a special shoutout to the frontline healthcare workers.

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  5. Happy Memorial Day!
    So cool so many people in your family have been in the military! I think this is the first Memorial Day I have not gone somewhere in years!
    And a bear? Whoa. He’s coming to get cha, Maddie!

    XoXo

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    1. yeah, and the Mistress served the countrymen in other ways.

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    2. I'm not opposed to some bears in my world domination army.....

      And just ignore Moorecock. But she is not incorrect. I have always loved my work and giving during Fleet Week.

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  6. I like human hairy bears; I'd stay clear of this one.

    my father served in WWII in italy.

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    1. you know the Mistress is gonna feed that thing honey yet. I know the houseboys supply meat, but that won't be in their job description.

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    2. that bear is NOT winnie the pooh...I wonder what it would think about gin, mistress has plenty of that...

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  7. Well that would most likely make for a unusual dinner guest Mistress!!!!! Love your bouquet with flags.

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  8. listen, we already have birds, a ground hog, Bouvier and a family of fox, we don't need a bear yet.

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  9. Hope you had an enjoyable weekend and holiday Maddie. I switch to read your not in Rehoboth. Hope the glamping went well. That bear didn't follow you home did it?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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    1. Your right Cali Boi. It does seem rather odd our clan is not there. It's been a yearly tradition. Although I heard Rehoboth Beach did a phenomenal job on the news with the crowd control and social distancing guidelines.

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  10. I've never heard of this holiday. We have Remembrance Sunday in November, and of course we just had VE Day (for which the moved the usual May Day holiday). Our Spring Bank Holiday today used to be called Whitsun... Jx

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    1. I think the basic thought of your Remembrance Day is what our Memorial Day is this weekend. I really date myself calling it Decoration Day...oh dear.

      I myself back at the Casa, raised a Pimm Cup.

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    2. Your the reason we had pimms! We used to call it Decoration Day too when I was young, back in 1901.

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  11. I always love seeing your flag salute on your blog for summer holidays. A nice sense of some normalcy continues.

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  12. When I told you to pick up a bear, this isn't what I had in mind.

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  13. Happy Festive Memorial Holiday to you and All!!! Unfortunately I'm not available for a flag twirl this year. I may have to borrow your pinwheels for the previous post.

    XO and one for Jesus!
    Miss R

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  14. I always enjoy seeing your little flags every year. I hope your weekend was a good one and enjoyable. The mountains and glamping isn't for me, but I can appreciate it's beauty passing through. My lands that bear!!!!!! I have never heard of a bear that close in town before. Do you suppose it's because of no traffic and quite times? We sat out and cooked out with our son, and enjoyed some pimms drinks. It was nice and peaceful. I could get use to this quite and no cars anywhere.

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  15. Maybe it is time to recruit a bear for the houseboy troupe?

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  16. Only five jars? I would think you could produce a lot more... honey.

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  17. Most of my male family members have been in the military, from WW I on through the Gulf War. Now, not so much anymore. It takes a special kind of person these days to volunteer to possibly be sent into ridiculous wars predicated on greed. But, we should be eternally grateful for those who do. We desperately need them - especially right now with the Cheeto fucking things up.

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  18. ...beautiful and so well expressed thoughts about Memorial Day...both for those who contributed so much in the past and those contributing so much today...

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  19. Beautiful arrangements, sweetpea! xoxo

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    1. Thanks dear...those were from the market last week.

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  20. Hide the honey pots. That's Winnie the Pooh's cousin. (He's the black bear of the family.)

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