Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day 2012.

This Memorial Day weekend we barbecued some delicious lunch on the beach
(and so did approximately 283761 other people. Seriously. It was packed).
But, of course, Memorial Day isn't about parades or picnics or BBQs. 
So, in remembrance of those who have died in our nation's service, one of my favorite poems:

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there;
I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft star-shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
- Mary Frye 


  1. I just joined your blog, it is awesome. Your food looks soooooo good. And thank you for having a shout out to the real meaning of the holiday. We forget what the holiday is really about.

  2. PERFECT way to spend the weekend :)
    That poem is beautiful... so touching!

  3. That food looks delicious. Glad you had a good time! Lovely poem as well.

    A Southern Drawl

  4. I love this post, ten members of my family are in the military including my father for 21 years :)
    Brooke @ what2wear,

  5. Looks like it was a great day!

  6. love that poem & looked a great beach day!

  7. What a lovely post. Looks like you had a great time!

  8. I see my smoke stacks down there! Did you guys drive through El Segundo? It is super small but I think would love it.

  9. A BBQ on the beach? New life goal.

    I love that poem. Powerful stuff.

  10. That's a wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Seriously jealous of your Beach BBQ...that kabob looks awesome, as does the corn!

    Poem is beautiful...

  12. looks like an awesome day! but as a stupid german let me ask: why dy you celebrate that day? I just have heard avout the memorial day in english lesson, but I can't remember :D

  13. Nice photos. MMM, some bbq & beach time would definitely taste right now. :)

    Indie by heart

  14. This looks like the perfect Memorial Day, I'm so glad beach weather is on its way in over on the East coast!


  15. Looks like a great way to spend Memorial Day. :)


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