I Miss Memorial Days of Old

pano-gh2.jpgI was out walking the dog this morning and the early heat reminded me of Memorial Day holidays when I was a kid. We used to go to my uncle’s cottage in Green Harbor and somehow six families with 17 kids all fit into a three bed / one bath place! Those are some of my fondest memories.

I lament how today most American holidays have turned into shopping days. In my childhood, Memorial Day was a real holiday because everyone had the day off, including people working in retail. One of the things I miss about living in Ireland is that holidays there today are still like holidays were here when I was a kid; as noted in an earlier blog, in Ireland holidays are a day off for most everyone.

The forecast for much of the USA is for hot, true ‘first-weekend-of-summer’ Memorial Day type weather. Stay out of the mall and enjoy the heat.

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2 Responses to “I Miss Memorial Days of Old”

  1. sean p Says:

    You can still go to that cottage in Green Harbor. Bet the adjustable light button hasn’t been replaced.

  2. Desmond Pieri Says:

    I’ll not take that bet. I’m sure it’s not been replaced!

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