The weather has been unbelievably nice this past week or so (after we had a couple of weeks of heavy rain). Here are some pictures of how our personal garden is growing:
Here in Ypsilanti, there is a very nice parade on Memorial Day (starting at 9 a.m.) that ends in the cemetery that is not far from our condo. We have attended most years. We stand near the end of the parade route, and the marchers and band members are tired by the time they reach us, so most of us do extra applauding. After the parade, local politicians and veterans groups do some speechifying and wreath laying at the Civil War memorial in the cemetery. The local high school plays Taps. It's a very moving ceremony, and as the daughter and daughter-in-law of long-term military folks, it's an important part of my summer. In honor of my father (dead nearly 38 years), "Off we go...." and in honor of my healthy and vigorous father in law, "Semper fi."