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25 May 2019
1) Memorial Day was introduced after the Civil War. Originally called Decoration Day, this is when memorials, as well as the graves of veterans, are to be decorated with flags and flowers on this day to show our appreciation. Is there a war memorial in your neighborhood?
There is an area in the local cemetery set
aside for veterans and I think there is a war memorial in Sacramento, 15
No, but JFK waved at me from his car on his
way to giving a speech at UC Berkeley and I shook Tipper Gore's hand once.
The farthest we will be driving is about 1/4
mile to the Art Center for a play I am reviewing tonight.
Well, if anyone read yesterday's
entry, it won't be a surprise for me to say potato salad, though I haven't
had my favorite potato salad in about 30 years.
No, though the fan is about 10" from my face,
so if it gets hot, turning it on for about a minute is sufficient to cool me
off ... but today it's not very hot.
I don't believe so, though our ancestors came
from Scotland to Canada several generations ago. In fact, the place
where they settled was then called "Scotts Corners" (my mother's
maiden name was Scott), though it was
eventually changed to something else.
I have eclectic tastes and like a lot of
little-known movies, like The Frisco Kid, a very early Harrison Ford
movie; The Court Jester where Danny Kay gives his speech about which
cup holds poison; The Fatal Glass of Beer, the movie my son described
as "the dumbest movie ever" and then invited all of his friends to come and
see it; The Trouble with Harry, Shirley MacLain's first movie.
Etc., etc., etc.
Yes, I have, but it was Grauman's Chinese
Theater at the time. I even have a placemat
with a picture of the section where Judy Garland's signature and footprints
Mushrooms!! How could I ever have hated them?
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Bri explains to one of the guests at the Independent Study Showcase
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