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The holiday began as Decoration Day in 1868.
As you wrap up the holiday weekend, look back at the history of Memorial Day through old and new images.
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A good reason for it to be in spring: flowers in bloom to decorate the graves of the fallen.

It's about honoring the war dead (and not the living veterans; that's in November,) but the sanctimonious attitude people have toward others about it isn't cool. Don't nag people for having a barbecue on their day off. If they're like me, they have never had a war-dead grave to visit. I like visiting them for history, though.

+Turner Classic Movies is showing Battleground tonight; that's a good Battle of the Bulge film to catch. But it needn't be self-righteous viewing. Ricardo Montalban was way hot back then.
 
Happy Memorial Day! What was this holiday formerly called? http://bit.ly/1S37AEX
Memorial Day occurs on the last Monday in May and marks the solemn time when Americans honor the soldiers that died in military service. When the observance was
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It's an opinion piece from a guy with a particular point of view. I just found it interesting. 
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Aviation in one of my new 79 cent wine glasses from Salvation Army.
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Funny typo.
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This is the artemisia, which is usually huge by now. I put corn starch, I think ants will eat that, and it will definitely do...the thing. I am low on Borax and want it for the wash.

I have three packs of annuals to add nearby ((but not too near because rain run-off from the artemisia (wormwood) is poison)) that I never got to because the ants wouldn't leave me alone.
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I figure it's worth a shot. I will report back.
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I enjoyed reading this. It's well-written, with interesting metaphors.
I don't want to oversell myself, but I think that over the next two pages we're going to solve this problem forever.
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I posted this on Twitter awhile back:

"Militant atheists and religious fundamentalists are engaged in the same imaginary war."

Which more or less sums up my feelings about both sides.
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Another reason to appreciate Rex Stout: his appreciation of Jane Austen, which he lent to Nero Wolfe. The quotation is from his biographer, the screenshot from the paperback sales page. You can actually order a hardcover for a fairly ordinary price.

I also consider Emma  Austen's masterpiece.
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it's certainly one of her best
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I put out the flag. On a real pole, it's meant to be at half-mast until noon today. Across the street people have a full-sized pole, but they never lower or take down their flag at all. I figure if you have a regulation flag you ought to follow regulation etiquette, but it isn't up to me.
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Yes, I think no one need be a flag waver, but if you're going to do a thing, do it properly. You look like you're disrespecting your own belief, otherwise.

We've never had nearly so many holidays here, but they're always, I think, more likely to be done away with than changed.
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This is in the end pages of the Bantam 1992 edition of Fer-De-Lance. I love these 90s editions because they have charming and interesting introductions by other authors, and tidbits about Stout at the end.

It struck me as I reread these descriptions tonight that Chad Michael Murray must be a near dead ringer for Archie Goodwin. I can't picture him that way while reading the narrative, though.
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Well. Someone must be, I imagine. :-)
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Evening light.
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all shall be revealed then :) 
(I meant the plant directly in front of the yellow flowers)
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Several of these were fun. I like the quirky juxtapositions.
 
Check out these 12 historical facts that will make you question everything! (Plus, they're great for trivia contests..) http://on.wlwt.com/1BhdyYq
Check out these 12 historical facts that will make you question everything! (Plus, they're great for trivia contests..)
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Peas finally blossoming. This should have been a good pea season. But first it was crazy hot and then crazy cold, so probably I'll have to try again for a real crop of them in the fall. Here are photos of those and some really not very good ones I took of the rest of the deck.
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I enjoy gardening, cooking, movies, books and music, and painting, and taking pictures, I like high quality gin, dark rich ale, cream and butter and tomatoes, onions and garlic, orange and almond, and lime, sparkling water, Asian and Middle Eastern food, blue and green and ivory, and orange; the other kind of orange, a great deal of British television, but not much British slang, being in water, Bill Holden, Gene Kelly, and Jimmy Stewart, and silver jewelry.
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I'm so happy this store has reopened. I can always find plants here others don't sell, and the employees are warm and helpful.
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