So I rely on others to celebrate the holiday as a Memorial day and I do think about those who have passed the Circles of the World ahead of me. But I admit that I think about many more people than just my parents. I think about my friends who are no longer with us, I think about my grandparents who died in the Holocaust, I think of people I barely knew whose writing mean so much to me. All of these things tie together as my personal Memorial day.
Also, at lest for me, one of the best things about Memorial Day is an extra day off. I actually get two days off in a row - that's quite rare. My assistant manager leaves for her vacation today so I'll have five days of work at the shop before she comes back. If Monday wasn't a holiday, it would be six working days. I won't get my Wednesday off, but I'll substitute Monday instead and it will be OK. I have stories to write, I have DVDs to watch, and I have my DH slowly starting to feel better so things are looking up. Now if the weather will just cooperate. I want my Memorial Day brats or hot dogs - LOL. I usually don't post to my blog on holidays, so I'll blog again on Tuesday.