Ways to observe Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a National holiday celebrated on the last Monday of May each year. This is a day to commemorate those who died during service in the military.

Some ideas for ways to celebrate and get more information are:

Attend a ceremony at a National Cemetery

Listings of National Cemeteries and ceremony information


Attend a ceremony at a local Veterans Park

Visit a military museum, a great way to let children participate

Attend a parade

To live stream the National Parade from Washington DC


Afterward, enjoy a picnic, pause a moment and thank our nation’s heroes for their sacrifice from the land of the free and the home of the brave.
God bless America, land that I love


Sweet Grass


South Carolina’s handwoven “sweet grass” baskets date back to the 1700’s. The craft originated in West Africa and has been passed down through the generations in the Gullah Culture.

The weaves of this basket get their strength from the mineral-rich salt marshes of the coastline.

Bundled thin blades of the grass are coiled in circles to make the baskets.  Visitors can easily find this treasured souvenir at the Charleston SC City market and shops throughout the area.

A great example of putting a natural resource to good use

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Barns or Any Dilapidated Buildings


Tabby Ruins located in Darien Georgia USA.  Remains of a warehouse and tavern that served the timber industry from 1810-1830.

Tabby construction was commonly used during this period on the southeast coast, it is made with oyster shells.



A special kind


The Honor Guard is precisely folding the American flag during a funeral service at a National Cemetery.  Each fold of the flag has meaning and only the stars will be visible before the flag is given to the family of the deceased.

With friends and family present, the young servicemen stay focused during the honorable task set before them. The only sound is a slight tap of their heels as the ceremony is performed with discipline.


  • Military members on active duty or in the Selected Reserve.
  • Former military members who served on active duty and departed under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • Former military members who completed at least one term of enlistment or period of initial obligated service in the Selected Reserve and departed under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • Former military members discharged from the Selected Reserve due to a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.

Many blessings for those who perform this duty

I do believe​ in fairy’s


Writing today as a mother of five I’ll share some of my parenting tips, passed on from my Grandma and Mom. A core belief I have as a Mom is to offer all the love I could and practice patience at all times.

I always stayed in reality and expected at times there would be shenanigans going on.

I took the time to sort things out, to avoid an exaggerated reply to an act that would not matter at the end of the day.

I accept the idea that being a Mom does not have a time limit. It was going to be forever.

I expected to be challenged or overloaded with work.  At those times I tried my best to show my silly side.

I wasn’t too stubborn to ask for help.  I would let the “genie out of the bottle” or call  in the “Good Fairy’s” to lend a hand

Happy Mother’s Day’s






Tippy Toes​

The Low Country of South Carolina offers an abundance of leisurely outdoor activities. The Cypress Wetlands shown here are located in Port Royal.  The adventurous side of me decided to take the walk just assuming I would catch up with others on such a beautiful spring day.

I did my due diligence and read the rules.  Then I proceeded to the large deck overlooking the wetland that leads you to the walking trail.

Not feeling very comfortable with the sign, and the pond very close, my memories of the Okefenokee returned.  As the ground gets lower I am happy to see a wooden walkway with a rail and metal meshing to keep the critters away.

This is where it gets very quiet and I start losing hope in finding another visitor nearby.

I can see ahead of me and the end of the wooden walkway. As I stepped off the decking and back onto to the blacktop the warning sign stared at me.

I softly took a few steps forward, then I heard the “splash” and a chorus of birds chirping. I skewed around and high tailed it back to the safety of the deck.  Needless to say, that ended my tour for the day.  I’m not a quitter so I’ll be going back, but I’m bringing a big stick.

Port Royal South Carolina is located just south of Beaufort South Carolina. Lots to see and do in this cool seaside town.