Still Raining & Memorial Day

I know, I wrote about the rain last week with the focus on 2015. Well, now it’s 2021 and this is looking to be not quite that bad, but up there. We’re coming into Memorial Day Weekend and heard from our neighborhood association president that our lake is likely to be closed by this weekend. We’re not planning a big to-do this year, but I was really looking forward to the kids and grands coming over for a cookout and some water activities. The grands get in and play around on a lily pad. I like to kayak and haven’t done that yet this year. The weather has been a bit odd. Oh, well, this too, will pass.

My first kayak. Now I have a turquoise one. 🙂

Remember Memorial Day honors all those who lost their lives in service to our country. Pause for a moment in your activities and offer a word of thanks for their sacrifice.

So I don’t want to go all political on you, but as I write this on Tuesday, it’s the anniversary of the death of George Floyd. I just can’t ignore this date. I want to think we’ve learned something in the year since he was murdered. Some folks have. My church women’s group has been doing a study on racism. We’ve just made a dent, but we’ve started. Some of us have come to accept the white privilege we’ve experienced. I wrote about this in a couple of blog posts. If you’re white and don’t get how we have white privilege, I encourage you to check out my post in August 2020 titled In Black & White. Here’s the link In Black and White | Marsha R. West, Author (

And please take time to read the link I direct you to here.

Actually, this showed up in an earlier blog June 4, 2020 that was very political. Reader beware. 😊

Reading the comments from folks at that time is also interesting.

COMPROMISE Update: I’ve been busy working on another project I’ll tell you about in a couple of weeks and haven’t finished with the book, so it’s not ready to go to my Beta Readers. I expect to work on it a lot next week, so still hope to get the book to them the first or second week of June. And YIKES! I still have to get work started on the COVER!

Shorter than usual blog post, but it’s busy days. How do you plan to spend the Memorial Day Holiday? Picnics, water sports, visiting a cemetery? I’d love to hear from you, especially if you look back at the earlier posts.

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5 responses to “Still Raining & Memorial Day

  1. We can’t get the entire family together for Memorial Day, but a few will be here for chicken on the grill, sweet corn, fresh asparagus, plus. And yes we will remember those who have served our country. Have a lovely Memorial Day with your kids!

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    • Hey, JQ. I bet a lot of those fresh veggies come from your garden. Your pics make me hungry for veggies. Y’all have a good holiday and thanks for stopping by. 🙂


  2. Hi Marsha, enjoyed reading your memories of Memorial Day. It looks like rain here too. Hope you and your family have a great holiday, rain or no rain. 🙂

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    • Hey, Reggi. I think Sunday is going to be all right, but Monday and the rest of the coming week have lots of rain forecast. So we’ll celebrate with a cookout on Sunday. I wish some brilliant person could figure out how to funnel the water where it’s needed. Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂

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  3. I hope you enjoy Memorial Day despite everything, Marsha. We’ve had a lot of rain here too – possibly the wettest May on record. It’s what we call a Bank Holiday weekend this weekend – that is, everyone is on holiday on Monday, including the banks. It’s a standing joke that it always rains on a Bank Holiday, although in fact the sun is beginning to shine as I write this. Hope it comes your way, too!


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