Mirth and Laughter


Friday, May 25, 2007

Have a Great Memorial Day Weekend!

We'll be making the rounds this weekend, leaving flowers on the graves of family and friends laid to rest in the area. It's a nice way to remember folks, but also to remind the kids of their ancestors -- they'll hear the usual stories about the late loved ones and "care" just a little.

I wanted a "memorial" image for the blog and found a photo of the above tomb -- that of poet John Keats, who died at the age of 25 in Italy, where he went to nurse his consumption. He asked that the following words be carved on his tomb:

Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Water.

Since his work didn't gain popularity until after he died, he never knew that he'd be considered one of those most brilliant poets in history - definitely not a name writ in water.

Take a moment to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have passed on - people who have somehow impacted our own lives. We also say a special thank you to all the soldiers who have given their lives in service to our country.

Have a great weekend!


  • At 4:14 AM, Blogger KimAmburn said…

    What an amazing idea of how to teach kids what Memorial Day is about. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  • At 9:44 AM, Blogger Lillian Feisty said…

    Lovely post. Thank you.

  • At 10:55 AM, Blogger Ellen said…

    Kim and Lillian - I hope you're both having a wonderful weekend!

  • At 7:25 PM, Blogger Tempest Knight said…

    Most of the great ones in history weren't recognized by their peers, and it wasn't until their death that their greatness came forth.

    Hope you had a great weekend!

  • At 8:21 AM, Blogger Ellen said…

    Thanks, Tempest! The weekend was quite nice. Hope you had a good weekend too. :)


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