Monday, May 29, 2006

Monday Memories


Today I'm thinking about how we celebrated Patriotic holidays when I was a kid. I remember my dad putting the American flag out in front of our house. I remember the parades, where you covered your ears at the blast of the fire engine sirens. There were always veterans who sold little red carnations made of paper--perhaps someone can remind me who they were. The American Legion? VFW? The Good Humor Man always had some kind of patriotic treat--one I recall was called "Red, White and Blueberry." Sometimes the fire department would put on a show of their skills. The power of water gushing from the hose was always amazing, and a little scary!
Blessed Memorial Day to All! Today I am remembering my dad, my fil, and my brother, all who served our country.

4 comments:

Sue said...

Love you Monday Memories..
In our town it is the VFW that sell the little red carnations. They do that several times per yr and are outside most major stores.
Enjoy this holiday...

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

Happy Memorial Day to you to! I am Canadian and we don't ahve this holiday up here - but I am celebratign and remembering with you all anyway!

Mom2fur said...

Thank you, Janice and Sue!

momof3busyboys said...

Great Monday Memory! Yes it is the VFW that hand out the little red carnations that are actually called "Poppies" and ask for donations. The "Poppies" Are hand made by veterans, I beleive, and the donations from the "poppy" drive are used by the VFW for programs for Veterans in Veterans Homes, I think.