I'm slightly ahead of myself this week in ushering in the unofficial start of summer! I love this Lockhart Picnic image this time of year. It just cries to colored in patriotic hues! This would make a great picnic or barbeque invitation.
One week from today is Memorial Day. Last year, seeing as we live in the DC area, we decided to go to Arlington Memorial Cemetary for Memorial Day. We've been there many times before, and each time is a life-affirming moment, but none compare to going there on Memorial Day. I'm getting a bit weepy just thinking about it. There are so many men & women making such unfathomable sacrifices in the name of freedom - it's truly a daunting thought, especially when faced head on with the ultimate sacrifice. Wally and I were really overwhelmed by the deluge of feelings that we had when we were there, especially when we happened upon a group of kids who had lost parents to the war (one of whom is Wally's friend). So before I get too preachy, or cross any political lines, I just wanted to thank those of you who have loved ones serving in our Armed Services. The troops are truly amazing.