GOOD MORNING! This has been a very busy weekend with my sister visiting from Ohio and doing some coupon swapping and then some coupon shopping! Hubby and I finished planting the garden, and we were even able to have a cookout for my sis and her family. All in all, a very fun weekend! Then, as I was checking my blog, I noticed that I have four new followers!! Whoop Whoop!! I want to give a Big Woo-Hoo WELCOME to Annyara over at healthy-and-happy01, Boondock Ma over at boondockbabble, Dan River Mama over at akissandapeck, and last but not least, Alecia. I hope that you find your visit at my blog enjoyable! I know that I enjoy having you visit! :)
I was also sitting here thinking that I could blog on and on about all the great deals that are going on, because of Memorial Day, but it just didn't feel right. I happen to have the privilege of living right across the road from my small town's local cemetery. The flags are waving gaily in the breeze, and it just looks so serene and peaceful. There are older people buried there, young infants (how heartbreaking for those parents), young adults, middle aged people, and those who died in wars. Each grave tells a story; it just isn't always printed on the stone. I look at the dates and calculate how old the person was when he/she died, and I have also learned that dates are very meaningful. A lot of people passing away during the same time frame can signify an outbreak of some kind (like flu) or war. There are a lot of military personnel from our small town who died in the line of duty. As they lie there, day after day, year after year, I am especially reminded of their service during the days leading up to Memorial Day, because the cemetery staff raise all of the flags and also put small flags on the military tombstones. Regardless of how each of us feel about war, we should never forget those who died. Because of their actions, we still have our freedoms today.
"Oh, say does that Star Spangled Banner yet Wave? O'er the Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave."
My thanks go out to all who are currently serving our country; May the Lord be by your side always!!