Post Memorial Day Weekend Update

Monday morning I got up, not too darn early, and headed out to Floral Haven Cemetery in the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow. It is a huge cemetery and they have a program where a Veteran’s survivor can donate their loved one’s casket flag to be displayed on Memorial Day Weekend. There are over 3000 such flags put up and taken down every year by Boy Scouts and it makes for a great display.


I love it so I went to take some pictures. It is very inspiring especially since so many graves are decorated by loved ones also.


I love the idea of Memorial Day. A day where we remember those who went on before us and those who sacrificed themselves for our freedom.


And then I went home and attended to my smoking duties. My mother-in-law Nana found a local butcher in south Tulsa, Perry’s, at 81st and Sheridan. It is a small place but boy do they sell good meat at very reasonable prices. This is the second time we tried them and the results were great.  The meat on the ribs pulled cleanly away from the bone  and the chicken was very tender.


Heather was off running errands so Logan and I had to do some extensive sampling of the results . You know for quality control. We are all about quality control especially when it comes to food.



So we packed up the food including a birthday cake Heather made and headed off to Nana’s house. We made quick work of the main course and then Logan did a great job of blowing out the candles on the cake. You see we are getting close to his birthday and you can never start these celebrations too early is my mottow.



One puff is all it took so I guess that all his wishes will come through. I’m sure though that Super Bowl Championship for the Cowboys never occurred to him. I don’t know exactly where I went wrong raising the boy.


Here he is with his Mom.



And here is with his Nana.



And here I am with Rascal the Pomeranian. What is going on here? Is somebody trying to tell me something?

Anyway, we had a great Memorial Day, what about you?


11 thoughts on “Post Memorial Day Weekend Update

  1. Driller's Place

    I think that the flag idea is the best use I have ever seen and makes an absolutely stunning display. That is some serious smoking going on. If you need a second opinion on the quality control issue, I’m available.

  2. sylviakirk

    What a great day!! And great food as well!! Wonderful captures with the flags! I can’t get over how much Logan has grown since I first started following your blog!! All of you look wonderful, happy and enjoying a well fed holiday!! I love it!!

  3. Barb

    All thise flags brought tears to my eyes! Boy, Bob is going to wish he’d spent Memorial Day with you! I made leftover pizza and salad… Logan is getting so tall. Happy Early Birthday to him!

  4. Ellen

    Those flags are incredible! I had hoped to get up to mom’s grave to put some flowers on it, but all the rain and flood kept us at home. If you ever want to rehome Rascal, just give me a call. I hope Logan has a great birthday in paradise!

  5. EG CameraGirl

    The flag display is very impressive! Logan makes his Nana look so tiny when he stands beside her! He sure is getting tall. Hope he has a wonderful birthday!

    Good to see at least Rascal wants to photographed with you. ;))

  6. Hootin' Anni

    This flag display is just absolutely phenomenal.

    A belated happy birthday…looks like the celebrating was a success!!! Nothing like being with family.
    Enjoyed the photos too Yogi.

  7. Gaelyn

    That is an impressive tribute to the fallen ones. Your family always looks so happy together. You obviously feed them well. 😉

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