Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend - what it is


Had a whole post written and ready. It will have to wait.

Memorial Day is always a twisted 'holiday'. That's in quotes because really, people, 'holiday'? Those of us with veteran fathers and uncles and brothers and cousins and spouses know better.

How do we explain this to the 'let's barbecue', let's party', 'let's get our first major sunburn of the year' crowd, whose main objective is to 'LET THE SUMMER BEGIN'!!!?  Please.....

At my house, as my veteran father watched parades and ate what we allowed him to, WHEN WE WERE WATCHING, my siblings and their spouses were all hands on deck in the 'black hole' - the garage you have seen previous pix of.

Look -  Actual Garage Floor - Not Seen for Decades!

8 hours, several beers, a trip to the hardware store for more contractor bags later, and much lively (spirited? crabby?) discussion, the curb was neck high with discards, everybody picked stuff they wanted, and I have several photos to take of fabulous finds to add to my etsy shop.

Old Bowling Bags with balls

Chairs from my Grandfather's Chevy dealership!

Would have done today, but did about 5 loads of sheets, towels, blankets and a few bodies leftover from the weekend. They are drying out nicely.

Totally exhausted, back to work tomorrow, leaving a few large pots still to be washed, this past weekend was a 'memorial' weekend, not just for those who have served, to whom we are eternally grateful, but also for the fact that when a family becomes an ace team, mountains (literally) can be moved!

The search continues,


Cool old Schwinn 3 wheeler, gonna get a funny hat and a stuffed cat and ride around town!


  1. I love the cool bike and the Chevrolet chairs! At least your parents have some great stuff instead of pure crap that you're having to clean out...:) Glad you enjoyed the weekend. It is wonderful when everyone pitches in and progress is made. yay!

  2. love the bike....cant wait to see fat cat