It’s Memorial Day here in the States.
We take today out to honor the men and women who have given some, part, or all of their lives in service to our country.
It’s a somber day, or should be.
Not a day for fireworks, celebrations, saying “Happy Memorial Day,” or even fun times had by all. Cookouts abound over this particular weekend. Fireworks can be heard in the night, and I don’t hold with either of these practices. But that’s just ho-hum-old-me.
Memorial Day is for honoring those among us, those who are gone from among us, and for those future among us who go above and beyond the required duties and have made the sacrifice that the rest of us haven’t. There are many kinds of sacrifices, too. They aren’t all military-related. There are civilian sacrifices that must be honored today, and I do that now… here.
THANK YOU, ONE & ALL.
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I was doing some photo editing today and stumbled onto this photo of Paul and our two dogs, Emmalee and Whitby. Love this picture. I have it as wallpaper on my desktop now. It takes up the whole screen.
I know… you may have thought it was the Kipster, but no, it was the late, great Whitby. I miss that little girl Whitby all the time, just like I miss our many other pets who have gone before us.
I honor them, too. Not in the same way I honor the human beings who have and will sacrifice themselves for the good of the country, but in a private personal way – I honor their all-too-short lives, their little (or not so little) souls, and the love they bestowed upon us for as long as they had here on Earth. They, as living beings of the Earth, are just as important as are we, the human beings. They deserve just as much respect for what they provide to the Universe as do we. For me, it’s not really a matter of “us” and “them” – I live with the other creatures of this Earth, not above them – and not better than they are. We all have our purpose in this Life.
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I am making Philly sticky buns. Oh yeah…. and my beeper tells me it’s time to get them out of the fridge, slice them up and bake them now. So I’m off. If you are very good, I will follow-up with a photo when they are done…
Cheers for All the good souls of this World,
Bex & Co.
Update: Here you go, take one and pass them down…
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