29 May 2007

Memorial Day

Happy Late Memorial Day...

I am usually not one to celebrate this holiday, as I usually associate it with the idea of war, which is not something I wish to celebrate in particular. Yesterday though, I read something over here in evidently the comments that was a little reminder by someone that they use Memorial Day to remember past relatives...So, that was a lovely idea!

I then went down to Snap Snap, and used the morning to remember why sometimes I don't open the shop during these holidays...

I lasted through the morning, then decided to close due to lack of interest...there not only was the Phippen Art Show on the square, but some horrible craft thing right across from the shop in the parking lot...and all the other businesses on the block were closed, so there were not too many shoppers out.

I spent the rest of the day out in the dells hopping around on rocks and enjoying the fabulous weather and views and the chance to move my body around in a different way other than just plain walking (and of course, no camera...so no pictures...rats!) I still get breathless in Arizona from the sheer beauty of the place...and the views, the chance to see for a million miles in all directions.

Then a quick afternoon road trip...although, I have been informed that it's not considered a road trip if you get in the car and travel under 400 miles...it's considered a jaunt. I would like to go on record as saying though, that since I don't get out of town tons...anytime I get in a car and leave here...I consider it a road trip. So, it was down into a different sort of valley to visit some new friends, and had a fabulous time...where it has funally been proven that...yes, if you eat mass quantities of dark chocolate coupled with red wine...you will indeed prevent cancer (stay tuned for the t-shirt on that one) I needed the change of scenery desperately, so it was certainly welcome...I am still dying to take The Honey of a Car out for a Jaunt...but that will have for a couple of weeks yet, and it's back down to The Other Valley to visit an old friend

and hit Wild Oats, Trader Joe's and Asian markets...
Oh my.

UPDATE: Deenie's interview is up on Coyote Radio Theater...


5 comments:

KSV said...

I hadn't though about remembering relatives on Memorial Day. I really thought of it as a day to remember fallen soldiers. I like the idea of remembering relatives that have passed. THEY HAVE AMY BUTLER paper at Micheals!!!??!!! I missed it because of that damn wench, martha!

sulu-design said...

Nice take on Memorial Day. Lovely photos, too!

Gadget said...

A Jaunt you say?

Wende said...

A jaunting you will go. :D

I don't care what you call it, it looks like fun. I'm anxious to hit the road again. We leave in a week and half and there is just so much to do before the.

I'm loving the poppies and as they are traditional reminders of fallen soldiers, very appropriate for remembering loved ones.

And when the Greeks wrote about ambrosia I'm pretty sure they were talking about red wine and dark chocolate. :D

Anonymous said...

This is your mother writing-
Memorial Day wasn't about war or soldiers until recently. It was called Decoration Day and the whole family went to the graveyard and cleaned and fixed up and decorated the graves of their family members. Then they had a picnic and shared the day with the rest of the families that came to do the same. It has only recently become connected with war but then hasn't everything? GG was reminiscing about how much they looked forward to that day in Kentucky because it felt very special to be with everyone you were close to including those who had passed. OK, history lesson over-Love Me

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