Memorial Day

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  1. nudeyorker

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    How are you spending it?
    Yesterday I visited my first partner at his cemetery. My mother, father and brother were all cremated so I made donations in their names at The American Cancer Society and Mothers against Drunk Drivers...
    On a lighter note. I just finished making potato salad and a cherry pie, and will make fried chicken tomorrow! No matter how you spend it take a moment and think about the contribution your departed friends and loved ones have made to your life.
     
  2. chicagosam

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    Just had news that someone I know will be returning from Afghanistan. Safely. It's a day to be grateful for such events where this is not the case for some. It's a day to remember those that will come home home and those who will not, and the loved ones that will celebrate a return or end up in mourning.

    On a lighter note, what time should I come over?
     
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    Um... I think I'm getting lucky tonight...any time after 12:00 is fine!:wink:
    PS...is this who I think it is? I'm so happy, you made my day.
     
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    i talked to my brother who is a Vietnam vet. He's recovering from prostate surgery. Nudey I want your fried chicken recipe!
     
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    Roll your chicken parts in salt, pepper and paprika, dredge in buttermilk and roll in pancake mix. Heat a skillet at 300 degrees with crisco oil and slowly fry for about a half hour...enjoy!
    PS a standing ovation to your brother! Hope he has a speedy recovery!
     
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    Interesting recipe. A must try! thx. I thank God everyday he's still alive. He went thru hell in that war and rec'd several medals too. That whole VN era was crazy even tho I was really young during it. Love my brothers!
     
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    My first BF did not come home from Vietnam. I was verrrrrrrry young! Again I will keep your brother in my thoughts!
     
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    My son and I are going to a friends house for a big BBQ. Last I heard there were supposed to be 18-20 adults, God knows how many kids. It'll be a blast! My friend is cooking all the meat - brats, burgers, BBQ chicken, steak - and everyone else is bringing sides. I'll be contributing BBQ baked beans, thanks to the amazing steak/BBQ restaurant that my dad works at. :tongue: No work on my part! lol
     
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    I'll be visiting my honey's family at the cemetery. Afterward, he's cooking barbecue for the remainder of his family.
     
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    I have spent the last several Memorial Weekends driving to the Atlanta Jazz Festival after playing at a church Sunday in Gatlinburg. I would watch 1 1/2 days of jazz, visit the Outwrite Bookstore, maybe a gay club or jazz bar, then drive home late Monday. But they have cut Monday off their schedule this year, so I stayed home. Boring.
     
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    Riding my horse.
     
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    On Saturday, I had dinner and saw a movie with Mindseye and Steve319. We went to see "Night at the Museum:Battle of the Smithsonian" at an IMAX theatre right there at the Smithsonian. Today, is probably going to be a bit more quiet. I should go to the cemetery to put flowers on my dad's grave or to Arlington to visit my aunt , uncle and cousin who are buried there.
     
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    Yes. It has made a lot of people's day.:smile:
     
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