Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day Changes

Wishing time…I wish we celebrate Memorial Day Differently I find it a cheap holiday that one goes and buy those cheap plastic flowers and sticks them on graves.
Yes and I’m guilty of it too.

Bart and I went up to Grandview to place some flowers on a few graves. Between Murphy and I would have to cover 15 graves for family members.
I stuck flowers on my parents that are buried together and one on Murphy mom and his dad.
I know quite a few people buried up at Grandview and I would tell Bart a little bit about that person history

I actual like some other country or different faiths on how they remember there dead here most of us goes once a year to a cemetery and place flowers on grave.
I think we should have one day a year to set up a memory for those who gone before us.
I never knew Murphy mom but I understand that she liked to read “Classic Books and have a display of her favorite books or have picture sense of that book.
Murphy dad real got into picture taking of birds and had interest in outdoors artifacts display some artifacts he found.
My mom always likes one or two lines of wisdom. Place a list of them. One of the things she made caramel pie and give free bites for those who visit her memory stand.
As for my dad he loved to fish and had quite a bit of fishing tackle enough to decorate a Christmas tree.
I know closes celebration we have to this Samhain but I know a lot of people who uncomfortable with spirits and ghost.
If it not a Christian base holiday places it with worshiping the devil.
I think their better ways of recalling or letting others know about the ones that passed over then putting cheap plastic flowers on grave.
It could be held up at a local cemetery and have potluck

Bart and I went over to the older part of the graveyard. Didn’t spend much time here.
I’m not sure who been buried here the longest.
I know my great grandma Cynthia, and her granddaughter Fay is buried and one of Fay son Peter is in old part.

I found something interesting about memory celebration please click here

1. What is your occupation? Home care worker

2. What color are your socks right now? White

3. What are you listening to right now? Nothing

4. What was the last thing that you ate? my own creation and put corn toritia and a green salad

5. Can you drive a stick shift? yes

6. Last person you spoke to on the phone? My son Sawyer

7. Do you like the person who tagged you? I wasn’t tag for this one. But I got it from saoirse
8. How old are you today? 48

9. What is your favorite sport to watch? Baseball, Hockey and I like to watch the ponies run

10. What is your favorite drink? Coffee

11. Have you ever dyed your hair? yes

12. Last time you hugged your child? When Sawyer moved to Oregon and Bart I put my arms around his shoulders

13. Favorite food? Seafood

14. What was the last movie you watched?Bad Day at Black Rock

15. Favorite day of the year? All of them

16. How do you vent anger? Make a stance

17. What was your favorite toy as a child? Ball

18. What is your favorite season? Late Spring or Early Fall

19. Ocean or pool? Ocean I haven’t been around the ocean much

20. Cherries or Blueberries? Blueberries

21. Do you want your family & friends to participate? That’s up to them

22. Who is the most likely to respond? Never no on one these things

24. Living arrangements? Married, one son left at home, a cat and dog. Lives in Ranch style house

25. When was the last time you cried? My nephew Nate funeral

26. What is on the floor of your closet? A lot of stuff

27. Who is the family or friend you have known the longest that you are tagging? I’m leaving this open to any one who wants to play

28. What did you do last night? Played on computer and watch TV

29. Hawaii or Florida? Hawaii

30. What inspires you? My job knowing I don’t want to be stuck there the rest of my working life

31. What are you most afraid of? Religious zealots!!! Doesn’t matter what faith they may be

32. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? Cheese burger with all the toppings

33. Favorite dog breed? Beagle

34. Favorite day of the week?. Saturday

35 How many states have you lived in? 2

36 Do you like these questionnaires? Yes, it one way to get to know others

37. What kind of car did your very first date drive? Some type of chevy

38. What is the Last book you read? A New Earth Awaking to Your Life Purpose

39. What are your hobbies? ceramics, gardening, home projects, genealogy, and blogging

40. Can you still make the Hula Hoop stay around your waist? Yes, and I can still do it


  1. Happy Memorial Day to you and yours, dear Dora. I do hope you've been enjoying a wonderful long weekend. We don't celebrate it here in Canada, but we do have Remembrance Day in November. I think it's a lovely idea to visit graves on this day and honour the war veterans in our families. As you say, I think a lot of people only buy plastic flowers now to put on's very rare you'll see real flowers anymore. The last 2 years I've planted real flowers at the front of my dad and son's grave but when the caretaker mows the lawn, he tends to mow the flowers too!!!

    Enjoyed reading your answers to the awesome that you can still do the hula hoop, I haven't tried that in years! lol xox

  2. Thanks for playing along. It's nice to learn about you. Hope you had a nice holiday weekend. I sure did. Wonderful weather.

  3. As you already know I love old cemetaries and the family ones are always best. A lot of my ancestors are buried in a church graveyard in Georgia, and ocne a year they do what is called Decoration Day where people go and clean up the graves and place fresh flowers. I think it is a wonderful way to remember those that we love

  4. we don't have a memorial day at this time of year.. we do have Anzac Day in April where we remember all those who have fought and died in wars.. and we have Remembrance day in November.
    I always go to the ancestors graves on Samhain and do a little ritual.. it helps me to do that.
    thanks for visiting! I am slowly getting back into blogging and visiting


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