Monday, May 25, 2009

The Picnic to remember

le dejeuner sur l'herbes - Manet 1862 -Wikipedia
Memorial Day, a day for parades and picnics to remember and honor many.
One of my favorite paintings "The Picnic" painted by Manet.  
May your Memorial Day be pleasant and one to remember.
How will you remember those who served, with a parade or a picnic?

13 comments:

Debra said...

I will remember going to the special parade and then we would always go to the beach for the day-ending with dinner out. Always being thankful to those that serve and give.
What will you be doing on this day of remembrance?

pve design said...

Debra,
Just finished my run with my dog -
Home to make some blue-berry pancakes and then out to raise the flag, go for a swim and garden...
This 3 day weekend went way to fast...I am remembering all the things I said I would do...
pve

Frau said...

Really miss celebrating! Just gonna send my prayers out to the service people fighting for our freedom. And look forward to the day I'm back in America to celebrate in person. Enjoy!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Our holiday was last weekend for the Queen's birthday. We never see her here in Canada but it does give us a day off! Was just working on a picnic post theme when your post came up.....we must all be in the mood for dining outdoors. Lovely day so off for a long bike ride, though my legs are a bit sore from last week's overly-ambitious mileage. Enjoy the day.

Karena said...

Patricia, I am taking a day of rest , maybe some painting, and thinking of my late husband. He was truly a wonderful man.

Purple Flowers said...

We hung our flag this morning, and went to the local town parade. I always get teary eyed when I see the older soliders still standing straight with honor and pride.

We are having my Mother and older brother for a BBQ later today. Right now, listening to beautiful classical music and watering the garden. :)

Steph said...

We are headed to the neighborhood cookout by the pool!
I LOVE that old photograph! Those little boys with their backs to the camera look adorable!

gatherings home said...

We will have our older boy over for a barbeque with his mom & dad and little brother. Spending the day with my family by my side gives me many things to be thankful for. I will remember my sweet father who served his country many, many years ago who I lost 12 years ago. I miss him.

Kwana said...

I'm just back from the town parade. So nice. A beautiful day.

Tara said...

My Dad is the Historian of our local Amer Legion Hall-with a parade, of course!

Deidra said...

We are grilling and swimming and pausing to be grateful.

Enjoy the day!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

With little children splashing in a baby pool. And then a lot of screaming when we make them come inside. And a happy hour that starts at 3 p.m.

Maybe we'll brave a real picnic next year.

Janet said...

Watching the National Memorial Day concert on PBS...and a poolside picnic of turkey sandwiches and Virginia strawberries. Hope yours was happy and relaxing!