Memorial Day weekend brings a lot of activity for the Lengquist house. Just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean I get to take today or much of Saturday off. But Sunday, ah, Sunday. Church will be followed by going over to my best friend’s house.
Doug (my bfl) has a heated pool (that the kids love) and makes the best darned grilled (not barbeque’d, Jeff) shrimp I’ve ever tasted. And of course, there will be adult beverages to help kick off the summer.
But I don’t want to forget those for which Memorial Day was set aside. Veterans, yes. But also those that stayed behind and kept the country going. The Greatest Generation. Our Founding Fathers. For each of us I’m sure there is someone worthy of you taking a few minutes and giving thanks.
I’m of the X Generation. We’ve had a fairly “easy” life. Our standard of living is a little lower than previous generations. But no Great Depression. No WWI or WWII. No hyper-inflation. Widespread disease is virtually non-exsistent for Americans.
So to those that made my lifetime as comfortable as it is, I say “Thank you.”