the ladies, they know what time it is


Everyone please have a fantastically safe Memorial Day weekend, and I’ll see you on Tuesday with a report on all my schemes, both hare-brained and sanguine.


Lucy and Tessa, week of Memorial Day in 2005 and 2010, in the same room at the restaurant by our house

0 thoughts on “the ladies, they know what time it is

  1. Anne

    At the risk of seeming maudlin, I sometimes feel the need to remind myself (and others in my line of fire, heh heh) that Memorial Day is more than barbecues and flags. It is, of course, about honoring the legions of men and women who died in the service of our country and its security and interests. But Abraham Lincoln said it best — and in this time of polarization and dissent, his words remain valuable IMO:
    “…We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
    [Also, as a writer I think the Gettysburg Address is a masterpiece of succinct oratory, on a par with my other and longer favorite, MLK Jr.’s “I have a dream.”]

  2. GFWD

    Beautiful ladies, Ian.
    Anne, you make a good point. Even if you’re oblivious to the daily news reports about the two ongoing wars, Hollywood’s recent HURT LOCKER and HBO’s THE PACIFIC were excellent fictionalized accounts of what the brave souls in our armed forces do and what they have done in the past so that the rest of us can do whatever the hell we please.


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