Somehow I knew without looking who posted that!
Beady, now that I have been thinking on it; I'm considering keeping some of the HO stuff, as a collector. I don't have enough space to do anything else with it. I only have a 50'X60" HO layout and no plans for more. I enjoy looking at those colorful old Tyco, Life-Like and Lionel HO trains. I even like their boxes. Reminds me of being a kid trying to decide which one I could buy. I thought of building a shelf I could see from my desk to display them, as if they were in a store.That is exactly my situation, with three separate hobbies. OTOH, we're not at all hurting financially, so I could just let my heirs deal with it.
Umm... It IS at the end of the month...
The last Monday would qualify to be the end of the month, but it's just not the last weekend.Not quite. More like the late middle of the month. Another 8 days to go. I had the same feeling of it not being quite time for Memorial Day since there is another week to go in the month.
I had a late 70’s Fiat that was like that, too. A blast to drive, especially on those winding country roads. A car that you didn’t get in & out of, but rather you put it on & took it off. I kept a pair of wrestling shoes in the front trunk, because the pedals were too close together to drive with workboots.Yes, a BMW I had was the same.
It doesn't. but that never stopped anyone from saying that either. It's not a day to honor veterans, or first responders, or whom ever the current heros are. It is not "the unofficial First Day of Summer", as we so often hear on local media.Happy Memorial Day? Don't quite sound right.
Memorial Day is to honor our War Dead. Origionally it was called Decoration Day, to decorate the graves of Northern Soldiers killed during the War between the states. (Which is why there is a separate Confederate Memorial Day). Over time, the honor was expanded to include honoring those who gave their lives in all the wars that followed. Veterans are honored on November 11.
Memorial Day is a Day of Remembrance, and a Day of Gratitude for the Sacrifice made by our War Dead. It's a day to fly the flag, pause and remember.
Joe- my sister, and with HOH & their kids at the time(the youngest was born a decade later), lived in Clarksville back in 97/98. Ft Campbell was his first PCS after going back at active duty following college.Willie: I recall a discussion about July 4th, but smarter people prevailed. Messing with July 4this like messing with Apple Pie and Superman's Cape!
Sherrel: That must have been great. I recall there was an article about that line in Trains or Model Railroader, back in the day.
Burlington Bob: Those are fantastic photos. There is much fantastic scenery in Tennessee. I regret not taking the time to stop and enjoy, when I was traveling to and from Clarksville.
Guy- we usually grow snow quite well up here, too. The year I married MBH, the final snow pile at the local mountain park(part of the Niagara Escarpment) wasn’t all melted away until after Independence Day.
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