i went by lowe's home improvement store last night and of course, i had to go through the garden center. they had racks & racks of "clearance" flowers that were quite sad looking. i did manage to find a hanging basket of gerber daisies (pink and yellow) that i couldn't believe was on "clearance". the flowers were a bit "old" but other than that, it was full and lush and had plenty of buds on it. of course for $4.98 i had to take it home.
when i got home and was watering it and finding it a new home on our front porch, i noticed one of the flowers had broken off near the flower. i couldn't just throw it away. it was a perfect little flower so i took it in the kitchen and put it in a tea cup. i will enjoy it on the kitchen table. i know my husband thinks it's just another one of my many eccentricities, but i can't just throw it out to be forgotten.
that thought brings me to memorial day. it is to be the one day out of the year for the nation to get together to remember, reflect and honor those who have given their all in service to their country. sadly, this is not completely the case as many have forgotten what the day is for. it has become more for bbq's and grilling time.
when i was growing up, we always did the "cook-out" and picnic, but there was that moment before when we paused, during the saying of "grace", to observe and honor those who died for our country. let's not forget this year what the day is all about. just a moment, just a small moment, to remember the not forgotten.