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.

 

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  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.

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    1. Thank you, Sally.

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  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. 🙂

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

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

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      2. Thank you, Micki.

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

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

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    1. Thank you, Phil.

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  4. Excellent, John!

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

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    1. Thanks, John

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    1. Thank you for the reblog.

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  6. One of the best ones so far.

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    1. Thanks, Charles

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  7. Most definitely!

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  8. Well said.

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    1. Thank you, Teri.

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

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    1. Thank you, Michelle.

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      1. You are most welcome.

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

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. 😀

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  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.

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

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

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      2. Me too, Pit. Me too.

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      3. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

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

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    1. Thank you for the comment.

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

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

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

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    1. Thank you, Debby. 🙂

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      1. Welcome John. 🙂

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  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.

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

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

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    1. Thanks, Audrey

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

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    1. Thank you. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. 🙂

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