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WE MADE IT...HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!!!

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    neilybabes86neilybabes86 Posts: 16,057
    1 hour 25 min !!!!!!!! 8-)8-)
    i post on the board of a band that doesn't exsist anymore .......i need my head examined.......
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    pandorapandora Posts: 21,855
    pandora wrote:
    that went fast ... woosh

    No Pandora, it's this weekend coming up...


    ;)
    funny man :lol:
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    Ya buddy, tomorrow at 2:00 no more work unil Tuesday.........freedom!
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    norm wrote:
    :shock: Dude!!

    :wave:

    Are my random drop-ins still a shock? :mrgreen:

    Glad to see you're doing better, enjoy the long weekend!

    they really are...you're missed around these parts :wave:

    :wave:

    I'll try to work on making them less random. :thumbup:

    After the weekend, of course.
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    neilybabes86neilybabes86 Posts: 16,057
    I'm BACK BABY!!!!!! 8-)
    i post on the board of a band that doesn't exsist anymore .......i need my head examined.......
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    Dirtie_FrankDirtie_Frank Posts: 1,348
    As Memorial Day Weekend begins tomorrow please take a short moment and remember those who have fallen. They are the reason for the holiday. Enjoy your weekend and BBQs.

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    SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYC Posts: 25,956
    As Memorial Day Weekend begins tomorrow please take a short moment and remember those who have fallen. They are the reason for the holiday. Enjoy your weekend and BBQs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38wx8C7VmB4

    :thumbup:

    I am a half day away from a 3 day weekend, followed by 3 days of work, then another 3 day weekend!
    severed hand thirteen
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    JaneNYJaneNY Posts: 4,438
    We will be finishing putting in the garden that includes 24 tomato plants, 18 eggplant plants, 18 pepper plants, and a lot of seeds. Then around Labor Day we'll be dealing with all the produce!
    R.i.p. Rigoberto Alpizar.
    R.i.p. My Dad - May 28, 2007
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    Stardog3..Stardog3.. Posts: 1,527
    Congrats on making it everybody! Enjoy the weekend and keep in mind those who have served.

    I need to get to our lake ASAP. It's going to be hot and the hammock is calling my name.
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    neilybabes86neilybabes86 Posts: 16,057
    Fios in..check

    New bedroom set in...check


    New shower downstairs done...check


    LET's HIT UP THE FUCKING BEACH
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    intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,228
    Lake tomorrow
    Pool sunday
    maybe pool again monday definately BBQ steak for dinner

    :D
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    Mamasan23Mamasan23 Posts: 16,380
    Woo, I'm getting all slap-happy!

    Pool tonight..pool tomorrow, drinks at night...wine tasting Sunday...epic bike ride Monday.

    IT'S SUMMERTIME!
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    The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there. Posts: 47,680
    congratulations everyone. you deserve it.

    it's gonna be a great summer.
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    pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 12,333
    congratulations everyone. you deserve it.

    it's gonna be a great summer.

    fucking A right. Love the summer. nothing better than cold beer on the deck after a long week, steaks on the grill, friends and/or family around enjoying the company and forgetting your stresses and troubles for a bit. ahh great stuff. Happy unofficial start of the summer people. Grab some cold ones. Cheers:D

    as G. Love would say
    "i like cold beverage yea, i like cold beverage yea...stick it in the fridge stick in the fridge stick in the fridge, go girl work the cold one, go girl work the cold one"

    edit: makes me think, lets get some G. Love at Bud Fest before PJ.
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    SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYC Posts: 25,956
    Off to the vacation home I go :D
    severed hand thirteen
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    2010: Newark 5/18 MSG 5/20-21 2011: PJ20 9/3-4 2012: Made In America 9/2
    2013: Brooklyn 10/18-19 Philly 10/21-22 Hartford 10/25 2014: ACL10/12
    2015: NYC 9/23 2016: Tampa 4/11 Philly 4/28-29 MSG 5/1-2 Fenway 8/5+8/7
    2017: RRHoF 4/7   2018: Fenway 9/2+9/4   2021: Sea Hear Now 9/18 
    2022: MSG 9/11  2024: MSG 9/3-4 Philly 9/7+9/9 Fenway 9/15+9/17
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    neilybabes86neilybabes86 Posts: 16,057
    BEACH BEACH BEACH

    GOT THE HEINY LIGHT AND THE SAMMIES READY

    TIME TO PACK THE CA CA COOLER
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    neilybabes86neilybabes86 Posts: 16,057
    congratulations everyone. you deserve it.

    it's gonna be a great summer.



    agreed

    even though it was a mild winter for us...the summer time has come


    HAVE FUN
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    Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    Party time!
    Shows: 6.27.08 Hartford, CT/5.15.10 Hartford, CT/6.18.2011 Hartford, CT (EV Solo)/10.19.13 Brooklyn/10.25.13 Hartford
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    neilybabes86neilybabes86 Posts: 16,057
    what a beauty of a day on the beach nice way to start the summer

    tomorrrow...bbq by the bro's pool
    i post on the board of a band that doesn't exsist anymore .......i need my head examined.......
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    Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    Great start to summer today. Tons of fun today with BBQ, beer, and cornhole.
    Shows: 6.27.08 Hartford, CT/5.15.10 Hartford, CT/6.18.2011 Hartford, CT (EV Solo)/10.19.13 Brooklyn/10.25.13 Hartford
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    BronyBrony Posts: 628
    START ANOTHER COUNTDOWN!!!!
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    :cry:
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    "I need your strength for me to be strong...I need your love to feel loved"
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    PRL1JAMPRL1JAM Posts: 785
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    eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 41,373
    Happy Memorial Day weekend everybody.  stay safe and have fun!
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    mickeyratmickeyrat up my ass, like Chadwick was up his Posts: 36,654


    The forgotten history of Memorial Day

    By: Guest Author - May 27, 2024 5:00 am

    Preparing to decorate graves, May 1899. Photo from the Library of Congress

    By Richard Gardiner, Columbus State University

    In the years following the bitter Civil War, a former Union general took a holiday originated by former Confederates and helped spread it across the entire country.

    The holiday was Memorial Day, an annual commemoration was born in the former Confederate States in 1866 and adopted by the United States in 1868. It is a holiday in which the nation honors its military dead.

    Gen. John A. Logan, who headed the largest Union veterans’ fraternity at that time, the Grand Army of the Republic, is usually credited as being the originator of the holiday.

    Yet when General Logan established the holiday, he acknowledged its genesis among the Union’s former enemies, saying, “It was not too late for the Union men of the nation to follow the example of the people of the South.”

    I’m a scholar who has written – with co-author Daniel Bellware – a history of Memorial Day. Cities and towns across America have for more than a century claimed to be the holiday’s birthplace, but we have sifted through the myths and half-truths and uncovered the authentic story of how this holiday came into being.

    Generous acts bore fruit

    During 1866, the first year of this annual observance in the South, a feature of the holiday emerged that made awareness, admiration and eventually imitation of it spread quickly to the North.

    During the inaugural Memorial Day observances which were conceived in Columbus, Georgia, many Southern participants – especially women – decorated graves of Confederate soldiers as well as, unexpectedly, those of their former enemies who fought for the Union.

    Civil War Union Gen. John A. Logan. Library of Congress Glass negatives

    Shortly after those first Memorial Day observances all across the South, newspaper coverage in the North was highly favorable to the ex-Confederates.

    “The action of the ladies on this occasion, in burying whatever animosities or ill-feeling may have been engendered in the late war towards those who fought against them, is worthy of all praise and commendation,” wrote one paper.

    On May 9, 1866, the Cleveland Daily Leader lauded the Southern women during their first Memorial Day.

    “The act was as beautiful as it was unselfish, and will be appreciated in the North.”

    The New York Commercial Advertiser, recognizing the magnanimous deeds of the women of Columbus, Georgia, echoed the sentiment. “Let this incident, touching and beautiful as it is, impart to our Washington authorities a lesson in conciliation.”

    Power of a poem

    To be sure, this sentiment was not unanimous. There were many in both parts of the U.S. who had no interest in conciliation.

    But as a result of one of these news reports, Francis Miles Finch, a Northern judge, academic and poet, wrote a poem titled “The Blue and the Gray.” Finch’s poem quickly became part of the American literary canon. He explained what inspired him to write it:

    “It struck me that the South was holding out a friendly hand, and that it was our duty, not only as conquerors, but as men and their fellow citizens of the nation, to grasp it.”

    Finch’s poem seemed to extend a full pardon to the South: “They banish our anger forever when they laurel the graves of our dead” was one of the lines.

    Not just poems: Sheet music written to commemorate Memorial Day in 1870. Library of Congress

    Almost immediately, the poem circulated across America in books, magazines and newspapers. By the end of the 19th century, school children everywhere were required to memorize Finch’s poem. The ubiquitous publication of Finch’s rhyme meant that by the end of 1867, the southern Memorial Day holiday was a familiar phenomenon throughout the entire, and recently reunited, country.

    General Logan was aware of the forgiving sentiments of people like Finch. When Logan’s order establishing Memorial Day was published in various newspapers in May 1868, Finch’s poem was sometimes appended to the order.

    ‘The blue and the grey’

    It was not long before Northerners decided that they would not only adopt the Southern custom of Memorial Day, but also the Southern custom of “burying the hatchet.” A group of Union veterans explained their intentions in a letter to the Philadelphia Evening Telegraph on May 28, 1869:

    “Wishing to bury forever the harsh feelings engendered by the war, Post 19 has decided not to pass by the graves of the Confederates sleeping in our lines, but divide each year between the blue and the grey the first floral offerings of a common country. We have no powerless foes. Post 19 thinks of the Southern dead only as brave men.”

    Other reports of reciprocal magnanimity circulated in the North, including the gesture of a 10-year-old who made a wreath of flowers and sent it to the overseer of the holiday, Colonel Leaming, in Lafayette, Indiana, with the following note attached, published in The New Hampshire Patriot on July 15, 1868:

    “Will you please put this wreath upon some rebel soldier’s grave? My dear papa is buried at Andersonville, (Georgia) and perhaps some little girl will be kind enough to put a few flowers upon his grave.”

    President Abraham Lincoln’s wish that there be “malice toward none” and “charity for all” was visible in the magnanimous actions of participants on both sides, who extended an olive branch during the Memorial Day observances in those first three years.

    Although not known by many today, the early evolution of the Memorial Day holiday was a manifestation of Lincoln’s hope for reconciliation between North and South.

    Richard Gardiner, Associate Professor of History Education, Columbus State University

    This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

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