I wonder if my laughter was slightly too hysterical when I saw this cartoon. But it hits a little close to home, doesn’t it?
We had such a nice weekend and enjoyed minimal driving. How about you? Did you do anything special for Memorial Day? I sometimes miss life in the city, but small towns sure know how to celebrate holidays like Memorial Day. We headed into town in the morning to watch Andrew play the snare drum in the middle school marching band. They played a wonderfully rousing patriotic tune, the name of which escapes me. (“Salute to Freedom,” maybe?) The crowd fell into step at the end of the parade and headed to the cemetery for a ceremony honoring our fallen soldiers.
And then we had a Chicken Feed. Have you ever heard of a Chicken Feed? It turns out that it doesn’t have anything to do with feeding chickens. The family who owns our local grocery store made delicious barbecued chicken with all the fixin’s and we ate ourselves silly.
A nice little party formed at our picnic table under the trees. The adults chatted and the kids played. But the best moment was when an eagle swooped into view, did a few wide turns, and then flew off in his majestical way. (I swear he winked.) We burst into applause and declared it the perfect end to our day.
And now it’s time to jump back into the craziness of the final two weeks of school. Lily starts T-ball tonight, which I’m sure will be adorable.