How did it get here so quickly? The heat has arrived here in New England and it sure feels like summer with temps in the 90's and sticky, sticky, awful humidity... I tell you, I don't know how you folks that live in Florida do it! The humidity just zaps all my energy... which is tough, since this is such a busy time of year.
I came across this layout that I created on Memorial Day 2005 and thought I would share... the journaling reads:
What started as a fun day out with you all to Battleship Cove in New Bedford, Massachusetts climbing on military gear and making our way through the rat-like mazes on the ships and submarine, turned into a lesson on patriotism, sacrifice and the dedication of the troops and whole country during WWII - a war that both of your grandfathers and one great-grandfather served in. Today we watch the war on CNN and unless you have a loved one overseas, it basically does not affect your day to day life or standard of living one bit. These posters from WWII helped to convey how the whole country pulled together back then and made real sacrifices in the way they lived everyday life in order to support the troops. Whether or not you agree with the politics of the war, you have to admire people who are so willing to put their personal freedom and comforts aside in order to serve the greater good and work together toward a common goal. When it seems that nowadays so many issues serve to further divide our country, it is nice to look back on a time when the country was united in this cause.
- written on Memorial Day 2005