Category Archives: Memorial Day

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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The Poppies of Flanders Fields

“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 the Second Battle of Ypres, McCrae’s friend died. Apparently– and according to that

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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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