Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day 2006

"...we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow, this ground-- The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have hallowed it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here; while it can never forget what they did here."

Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, 1963.

Hot and muggy today - like Summer had its own big Opening Day. We got Jack dressed (no small feat considering he had to come out of his new dinosaur pajamas, which he loves) and headed downtown to the Common (the nation's oldest city park, by the way). We rode on the Swan boats - a very touristy thing to do, and had lunch in the grass. Got home before the humidity made us too grumpy.

We barbequed hamburgers for dinner. Ok, I burned the first batch (I went in to get a plate, came out and the burgers were consumed in flames - crap.) Burnt burgers are little like spilled milk, so I went to the store and bought more ground beef. Second time around - no problems. BBQ always tastes better when someone else cooks it - which might explain why my Dad's burgers taste so good. Still the reviews for my fare tonight were thumbs-up.

Finished the evening off with a family walk around the neighborhood loop.

We are lucky in a lot of ways.

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