Another wonderful long weekend on beautiful Grand Lake O’the Cherokees, with enough sun for boating and floating, enough clouds and rain sprinkles for grilling and naps, and enough things to do to help me not remember.
For our family growing up, Memorial Day was organized by our matriarchs-my grandmothers. They still used the term “Decoration Day” which was changed by congress in the late thirty’s to Memorial Day, but regardless, the day was to honor soldiers who had died. We don’t have a long military legacy in our family, so we did that and used the day to gather with family and decorate the graves of our kinfolk. We set a time to meet at certain cemeteries.