Thursday, May 22, 2008

Strange memories

Maybe it was just too much time in the car.

Today we did a lot of driving, and we passed a cemetery today, with many flowers and flags and pinwheels blowing in the breeze. The Boy asked why there were so many decorations, and I tried to explain a little about Memorial Day.

I said, "It's a holiday where you're supposed to remember people who have died, and some people go to the place their family members were buried to visit them."

The Boy says, "And then you unbury them?"

Stifling a snicker and an "eew!" I replied, "No, you can't do that. People just go and visit the grave site as a way of showing respect, and the flowers and decorations are just part of that."

There's no Hallmark card for that kind of holiday, I'm sure..

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