Posts Tagged ‘Memorial Day Weekend’

Weekly Re-Cap / Thoughts

- Wow! So much went on this past week!

- Leah’s family came over from Vermont for the weekend. Vermont? It borders northeastern NY and has a lot of cows, but good coffee.

- I made a couple of random corny videos (first one, second one) that recap the family part of the weekend. I embarrassed the heck out of myself.

- So, have you watched them yet? No pressure. :)

- Brian did an incredible job speaking at Northway over the weekend. Great passion and energy. I’m not talking to him for a week since he made me cry though.

- I got to hang out at the Colonie campus on Sunday. It’s amazing what God has done there in the past few months!

I went to see Indiana Jones on Friday. It was like Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Tarzan, and Independence Day all in one movie. It’s definitely worth seeing though.

- Fly 92.3 played “hits” from the 90s all weekend! I love 90s music. (It’s a lot better than 80s music)

RANDOM MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND FACTS:

img_3249-cropped.jpg- Waterloo, N.Y. is considered the birthplace of this holiday because the people of Waterloo were the first people to proclaim a day (May 5, 1866) to honor the soldiers who died in the Civil War. They closed their businesses and placed flowers and flags on the graves of their soldiers. Flags were flown at half-mast. Got to love NY!

- On the Thursday before Memorial Day, the 1,200 soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry place small American flags at each of the more than 260,000 gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery. They then patrol 24 hours a day during the weekend to ensure that each flag remains standing.

- Memorial Day is the second most popular day for a barbecue!

- If you had hot dogs or ribs, then they most likely were “manufactured” in Iowa. Iowa has a total inventory of 14.9 million hogs and pigs — about one-fourth of the nation’s total. Well, maybe they have less now since we all just ate some of them.

- The lettuce in your salad or on your hamburger probably was grown in California, which accounted for nearly three-quarters of the lettuce in America.

- The most popular barbecue utensils are long-handled tongs, followed by grill cleaning brushes.

- I read this thought-provoking quote in a local newspaper: “A safety belt is a great asset in your vehicle and can help keep you more safe during this Memorial Day Weekend.” I would have to say that I agree with that statement.