Monday, May 29, 2006


Memorial Day wishes from the fish...

11 little fish:

Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

Happy Memorial Day!

12:20 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

hope yours was memorable!

my photos from the weekend are slowly showing up on the tourist...

3:12 PM  
Blogger theleftsock swam up to say...

any other good photos from saturday?

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous swam up to say...

To Carl V., Jen's grandmother brought up a good point about "happy" memorial day. She said Christmas is happy, Easter is happy but Memorial day is a day to remember and honor the men and women who gave their lives for our country. Not a happy day for their loved ones.

8:46 PM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

True...but I could argue that my happiness is extremely dependent on the sacrifices that all those wonderful, brave men and women made...but its rude to argue with our elders so I'll just say "yes, maam" and stand corrected.

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous swam up to say...

That comment came from one who was in Paris during WWII and in the french rest. but you are right about the rest. Thats a viewpoint I will share with her.

11:12 AM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

i think ideally memorial day is a day to celebrate our freedom as well as those who have fought & died to preserve it...you know, "life, liberty, & the pursuit of happiness" & all that...
i would argue that the idea of a memorial isn't necessarily contingent on sadness or even solemnity; all that a memorial is meant to do is cause us to remember, to take a moment out of our own little worlds to remember those who have made sacrifices for us...
i understand that it's mean as a day to honor in the memory of the nation as a whole...which is why it makes sense...but really, those who have suffered personal loss in a conflict will never really forget it...
not sure where i was going with this, actually...
it's a strange debate.
the question that gets to me...i'm fairly certain everyone conscious enough to be writing here had noted & paused for memorial day (er, the americans anyway...), but that's like preaching to the converted, isn't it?
what about the rest of the country?
i dunno...

12:24 PM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

Good thoughts. The one thing that I think is important in regards to remembrance is the honoring of those who willingly or unwillingly have died for our country, our freedoms, etc. Regardless of one's thoughts on war I think it is despicable the way Vietnam vets, and sometimes other veterans, are treated by their fellow men who many not believe in or support war. It is very apparent to me why I have the freedom to work, worship, live...blog...like I do and it isn't because of sacrifices I had to make. I am grateful. And I do my best to tell family, friends, etc. who are serving now how much I appreciate them and what they do. Its not always easy to do but I sincerly feel that they need to hear it.

1:39 PM  
Blogger theleftsock swam up to say...

can anyone say Hogfather movie? and new book in September. I'm excited.
www.terrypratchett.com

hahahah

8:41 AM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

wow.
speaking of happiness.

that is kick ass.

1:21 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

on the memorial day note i thought i'd point fishies at the memorial fish from last year...

since which i have learned a bit more about my folks' military history...a bit.

every time i hang out with my family i learn something new.

5:11 PM  

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