This day has dramatic meanings for myself and many other military veterans and their families. And the web is full of fitting tributes to this same group.
I have collected a few that caught my eye. Enjoy the day and remember!
How Fitting is this!
An amateur photographer snapped the image of a bald eagle sitting on a soldier’s tombstone at Fort Snelling National Cemetery and the image is going viral this Memorial Day. The photo was taken by one Mr. Frank Glick who was on his way to work when he saw the eagle perched on the tombstone as he was driving past the cemetery.
“The reason why gender abolitionism is racist is that there are several gender identities and roles specific to non-white cultures, it’s a white western ideology that completely neglects to acknowledge that the gender binary was constructed by white colonialists who destroyed and desecrated entire civilizations, destroying gender literally will not do shit”
“im honestly sooooooooooooo cute and anyone who doesnt give me attention is missing out” #me
“you ever think about how many people you know have seen yr boobs/booty on the internet bc it’s never enough”
“SOMTIMES I GET SO FUCKING ANGRY WHEN I REMEMBER THAT I AM A GIRL BECAUSE MY MONEY HAS TO GO TO BUYING BRAS FOR THESE STUPID ORGANIC MILK BAGS AND PADS FOR MONTHLY UNWANTED SUBSCRIPTION OF LUCIFER’S WATERFALL…
Not a whole lot to say about the shortest day of the year. And a wide variety of cultures have their own versions.
The winter solstice is just one of the four cornerstones of the “wheel of life”. And this celebration has been going on for centuries. It has also evolved over this time.
The solstice itself may have been a special moment of the annual cycle of the year even during neolithic times. Astronomical events, which during ancient times controlled the mating of animals, sowing of crops and metering of winter reserves between harvests, show how various cultural mythologies and traditions have arisen. This is attested by physical remains in the layouts of late Neolithic and Bronze Age archaeological sites, such as Stonehenge in England and Newgrange in Ireland. The primary axes of both of these monuments seem to have been carefully aligned on a sight-line pointing to the winter solstice sunrise (Newgrange) and the winter solstice sunset (Stonehenge). Significant in respect of Stonehenge is the fact that the Great Trilithon was erected outwards from the centre of the monument, i.e., its smooth flat face was turned towards the midwinter Sun.
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With that said it is obvious that the primary elements of the celebration of today are remnants of these ancient traditions. It makes me feel that this time of the year has some basic things for the rest of us that aren’t necessarily religious. If you are religious then good for you.
So the Winter Solstice can’t be maligned for it’s religious implications despite it’s alignments with some modern celebrations. So take heart in the knowledge that all these goofies are really participating in an an ancient pagan party despite what they claim.
We are again at the door of the Summer Solstice. The longest day of the year and the official start of summer! Hooray! I don’t know about you but I am in the mood to celebrate. So in celebration of the longest day of the year I am having a Solstice party on Saturday June 21. How cool is that?
We will be ringing in the summer pirate style with ice tea heavily seasoned with Capt. Morgan! Earthy with a kick! You pick the flavor and variety of your favorite tea and I mix it with the Captain! Aaaarg! Some simple eats and we are good. I am not sure if we can find a May Pole to dance around but after the party gets started something as simple as a baseball bat may have to do. We shall see.
We have had other private parties on the patio but this is the “official” opener!
Well today has been a busy day already. Treated Faye Dean to new patio plants, both hanging baskets and potted ones for Mothers Day. Headed out to the big Royal Oak Flower sale early, 7AMish to get them in before she woke up.
I got back and the weather so far has been super. So I went to work getting the patio all nice and comfy for the gathering later this afternoon. All the chairs are cushioned and the umbrella is open. I changed into a light pair of shorts and sandals for the first time this season! Now I am comfy.
I already have the dogs, burgers and veggies thawing and ready for grillin. And in the meantime I am here at the table blogging away with an ice cold brewski and the stereo is crankin out some great rockabilly.
So I am good for now and just waitin for the guests to arrive. Faye Dean came out to join me for a bit of the sunshine.
More pics later. Enjoy your day! I am enjoying mine.
if you are gonna throw up on your shoes do it at home!
We are now finished with our New Years eve dinner. Just me, Faye and Toni. I did have to work today so that took some of the edge off. And to celebrate we settled on Jet’s Pizza for a BBQ chicken pizza, turbo bread sticks and a side of hot wings. We all have our personal choice of beverages. Mine is Captain Morgan Long Island Ice Tea! Works for me. We will have a family get together tomorrow. I have to work tomorrow too but that won’t stop the fun. Home to a family party. Way cool.
So for now I drink to the New Year and we, Faye and I, both wish you a new year full of good things that outnumber the bad! We have to keep it real here in these days and times you know. I will get back to doing whatever it was that I was doing before I was writing this blog entry. I have Grateful Dead crankin on the stereo and a big glass of Captain Morgan to keep me company. Best wishes and remember those that can’t be here!