Happy Memorial Day
Monday May 25th 2009, 8:34 pm
Filed under: Crohn's flare,Wildlife

I slept in today and felt quite a bit better; yesterday was about as bad as I want to get.

Memorial Day has me thinking about my uncle. EG in the title, of course, is for the Enola Gay he flew on.

On a different note.  The baby peregrines are supposed to fledge Friday or so. (I’m wondering about the one that is two days younger than the others.)  The falconatics have a listserv where they’ve been talking about breaking out the chocolate in celebration come the day, and one said, we’d have to open a whole chocolate shop!

To which I replied that it would need to be dark chocolate to celebrate Clara silhouetted against the city lights.  Only, make sure it’s not a fly-by-night operation.

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Ah, sleeping in. Does wonders. Almost as good s chocolate and humor.

And speaking of humor …
A maiden at college, Miss Breeze,
Weighed down by B.A.’s and Lit.D’s,
Collapsed from the strain,
Said her doctor, “It’s plain
You are killing yourself by degrees!”

A painter, who lived in Great Britain,
Interrupted two girls with their knittin’
He said, with a sigh,
“That park bench–well I
Just painted it, right where you’re sittin’.”

Comment by Don Meyer 05.25.09 @ 8:47 pm

Oh man, corny jokes from Don, I love it. Just what the doctor ordered.

Comment by karin 05.25.09 @ 9:21 pm

A corny joke will lift a birdin’ off, definitely!

Comment by AlisonH 05.25.09 @ 9:31 pm

Chocolate and plenty of rest both very important.(((((Hugging You)))))))) Darcy

Comment by Darcy 05.25.09 @ 10:20 pm

I am glad you are feeling better. Please keep us updated on the birds. I love the limericks.

Comment by Henya 05.25.09 @ 10:24 pm

So sorry your day was so bad on Sunday. I hope you are able to see the doctor today and get things back on track.

Chocolate………doesn’t that cure everything?

Comment by Joansie 05.26.09 @ 5:53 am

I thought of your uncle last night. PBS was showing a special on United States cemeteries in other countries, such as Flanders. In the process, they were showing old newsreel footage of both World Wars.

One interesting fact: they gave families in both wars the options of bringing their dead home or leaving them in the country where they fell. About 60% each time opted to bring their dead home, and 40% remain buried overseas. (Well, in the Pacific they brought everyone to a huge cometary in Manila.)

Comment by Barbara-Kay 05.26.09 @ 6:13 am

Chocolate, rest and some TLC. I’m hoping you’re still sleeping soundly.

Comment by Channon 05.26.09 @ 6:14 am

I’m glad you’re feelin’ better! 🙂

Dark or nuthin’, I say! 😉

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 05.26.09 @ 6:16 am

I’m glad you’re feeling a little better:)
The Enola Gay … WOW! Talk about being a part of history!

Comment by TripletMom 05.26.09 @ 9:03 am

Getting better does often require very good, very dark chocolate, doesn’t it? Keep laughing, keep knitting, keep on keeping on. It’s what you do best.

Comment by Ruth 05.26.09 @ 9:37 am

I am so glad you are feeling a bit better.

Comment by sherry in idaho 05.26.09 @ 9:59 am

Clearly, you’re doing better. Glad to hear it.

Lucy and I went for a jog today; saw a bird that I’ve never seen before. From the front, it looked exactly like a crow, but when it turned and took flight, I saw two bands of this livid and gorgeous orange that almost looked like streamers flying back off his wings. Any idea what he was?

Comment by Kristine 05.26.09 @ 5:00 pm

Also: Lucy has discovered how to spin in circles. It’s her new favorite “dance”.

Comment by Kristine 05.26.09 @ 5:01 pm

Sending some virtual chocolate 😉

Comment by Alicia 05.27.09 @ 10:59 am

We owe a big thanks to your brave relative for his heroic role
in history of stopping the war.

Comment by susan 05.27.09 @ 4:50 pm

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