Top Ten things Not to Do on Memorial Day

As you know, I would normally have a Top Ten list which contains tongue in cheek advice on how to behave under certain circumstances.

Today I only have one thing on the list that I could repeat ten times (but I won’t).

On Memorial Day, do not go through the day without remembering those who gave their lives so that we can continue to celebrate such a beautiful remembrance.

Here is wishing you a peaceful day filled with gratitude.



  1. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    John Howell with a short post but meaningful one about Memorial Day.

    1. Thank you, Sally.

  2. That is GREAT advice for people. I wish fewer people thought it was all about the BBQ..

    BTW: I love the picture of the cloud, and love to create images in my mind that I see formed by clouds. When I first saw it, I laughed. Did you know it looks like a man from the back who is on a “throne” reading a well-lighted celestial book and rain is hitting the Earth underneath?

    We writers have too much active imagination. Either that, or clouds are God’s Rorschach tests. 🙂

    1. I like the idea of a Rorschach test by God. Thank you. 🙂

      1. I can clearly see that description now, Makes it even more magnificent!!

      2. Thank you, Micki.

    1. Thanks, GP. Beautiful thought. (unsaid)

  3. As much as I miss your weekly top ten, your sentiments today are well worth taking a moment to remember.

    1. Thank you, Phil.

  4. Excellent, John!

  5. Well done, good sir – that hit just the right chord! Enjoy the day!

    1. Thank you for the reblog.

  6. One of the best ones so far.

    1. Thanks, Charles

  7. Most definitely!

  8. Well said.

    1. Thank you, Teri.

  9. Reblogged this on BOOK CHAT and commented:
    John Howell shares his thoughts on Memorial Day.

    1. Thank you, Michelle.

      1. You are most welcome.

  10. Beautiful reminder, John. Enjoy your Memorial Day and make sure Lucy et. al. don’t pilfer from the grill!!

    1. Thank you, Debbie. 😀

  11. As I’ve already said on other blogs: as a German born 2 years after WWII, I’ve always been and will always be grateful to those heroes that gave their lives so that I could grow up and live in freedom.

    1. So true, Pit. Thanks for the comment.

      1. I can only hope that the relations won’t be too strained in view of the latest developments.

      2. Me too, Pit. Me too.

      3. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

  12. I completely agree👍 Thanks for the sincere reminder.

    1. Thank you for the comment.

  13. Best list ever, John. God Bless America!

    1. Thank you , Jill. She has so far. 🙂

  14. I’d say this was a lovely salute John. Happy Memorial Day 🙂

    1. Thank you, Debby. 🙂

      1. Welcome John. 🙂

  15. Beautifully said… as I wrote on Michelle´s blog (reblog of this post): sometimes reasons do not follow a hierarchy order… And a good reason sums up all the reasons.

    1. Thank you for the visit,the comment, and the follow.

  16. This “list” is worth remembering – and following – every day of the year, John.
    Exceedingly-well done.

    1. Thanks, Audrey

  17. Beautiful John. Thank you. I definitely kept this in mind on Monday.

    1. Thank you. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Robbie. 🙂

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