Category Archives: Memorial Day

Jump on the bandwagon

Mr. Big Food’s Dad got an email from Mr. Big Food’s Uncle in Texas who shared this video. [Mr. Big Food’s Mom and Mr. Big Food’s Aunt are Tex-Czechs] Mr. Big Food’s Dad asked if we could watch this YouTube Video on the big television screan. You betcha. It’s gone viral. I’m doing my small

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The Poppies of Flanders Fields

Originally posted May 23, 2015 and not too subtly addressed to my children. “In Flanders Fields” is a poem written by physician and poet John McCrae on May 3, 1915 (thanks, wikipedia!) after the death of a friend and fellow soldier in WWI. Flanders, of course, refers to Belgium, specifically the western parts where during

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Remembrance Day Reflections

As the secular Memorial Day weekend draws to a close, I’d say it was a productive start to summer and a relaxing– in a bone tired sort of way– long weekend. Last afternoon’s storms continued into morning. No farm work in the rain so no reason to wake with the chickens. We enjoyed morning coffee talking

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Decoration Day

Decoration Day

My perusal of prose and poetry regarding Decoration Day lead me to believe there was once an appreciation for the lives fallen soldiers left behind.A feral cat has sequestered her litter of three little kittens in a box in our garage. That’s the sort of thing a Farm Boy– tuned Soldier– would have understood. That’s

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