Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy (?) Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day here in the US: and people have been wishing each other "Happy Memorial Day" all day long. Seems a strange sentiment, for a day with such a sombre and solemn purpose: to remember those who died (I believe that it was originally intended to be those who had died in foreign wars, but here in the south it may have been combined with Confederate Memorial Day too).

Tomorrow is Skibo's birthday celebration (since his birthday will fall during the summer vacation, his class celebrates it before the end of the semester): and finally I'll get to attend one of these events. It's going to be a bit strange, though: it sounds like they'll all wish him a happy birthday (no presents, mind) and that will be weird, with his actually birthday more than a couple of months away!

Yours, confused, in advance,

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