Happy Friday everyone! This is the start for many of a long weekend as Monday is Memorial Day- a federal holiday honoring American military personnel who died while in service. As a child, this weekend marked the impending start of the summer as the local pools and amusements opened for the season.
Holiday picnics abound with grilled burgers and hot dogs, potato salad, macaroni salad, and Mom’s baked beans. If were “up home” at my Aunt Evelyn’s, that meant Delmonico steaks on the grill, (purchased by my Gram) Wing Dings from Maryland Fried Chicken and a salad predressed with Good Seasons Italian dressing. The slightly wilted salad with its iceburg lettuce and tomatoes often confused me as I was used to applying dressing from a bottle right before eating it.
We kids would run around outside until dark playing Tag, Mother May I, and Red Light Green Light while the adults played poker in the kitchen. When they were finished, we’d scurry between their legs under the table trying to snag any dropped nickles and dimes while my Gram took pity on us and tossed a few extra quarters our way.
What are your fond memories of this holiday weekend? Do you have any special plans for this year?