Sunday, May 24, 2015

 
THE BEAUTY OF RAIN FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
 
Oh, I know some will say it ruined their plans.  But the weekend is not about your plans, it is about remembering those who gave their life in service to this country.  Throughout this country we will think of those who died while serving in the military.  But in my mind I like to also remember the endless merchant marines who died during the prewar days with Germany when they were the front line in supplying the U.K.

Countless law enforcement officers of all sorts, and even fire personnel have died in service to this country.  Let's not forget anyone who died in service to this country.

The rain gives life.  Many will be upset their plans are ruined, but for a moment think about those who died in jungles soaked because of endless rain.  Think about those who died in cold wet trenches during unrelenting rain.  It will make your cancelled plans seem less important. 

Me, rain never stops me.  I still plan on cooking around the pool.  I still plan on going in the pool - so maybe I will not get any sun.

I also have things to do inside - I always keep puzzles, crayons, coloring books, and construction paper - there are always tons of things for kids to do.

So if they do not want to be outside, they will have plenty to do inside.

Remember, today is not about your plans, it is about those who died in service to our country.  So a little rain changes your plan - this is nothing compared to what so many went through in the rain as they died in service to this country.

Do not forget, rain also gives life.  We have been lucky this season with the rain.  The months of rain has given so much to Brownsville's natural beauty.

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