Monday, May 31, 2010

Signs of a Successful Memorial Day

Maybe you've visited a graveyard. But maybe not because you have a tiny fear that it will make your kids grow up a little extra macabre.

You should have a tinch of sunburn.

At some point during the three-day weekend, "God Bless America" or "My Country Tis of Thee" or "The Star Spangled Banner" or "God Bless the U.S.A." has been sung.

You've eaten hot dogs. Hamburgers. Potato salad. Chips. Pie. Brownies. Watermelon. Or all of the above. Something should have been fresh off the grill.

Frisbee. Or horseshoes, lawn darts (where legal), bocce, or croquet.

Family. And friends.

A moment or more of patriotism. And you can go back to life on Tuesday with a nice memory, thankfulness for our country's freedoms, and that tinch of sunburn.


littlecbsmom said...

Great reminder...I wish I had a little sunburn:( Hard to feel like Memorial Day but the weather isn't what it is all about. Did you eat the brownies and pie??

heathorock said...

happy memorial day to you!
by the way, what is a tinch?
when googling the word, i came across the urban dictionary's definition: Tinch
buy tinch mugs, tshirts and magnets
1. When one man steals his good friend's girlfriend during a period when the couple is fighting. v., to Tinch 2. To steal or rob from a good friend. v., to Tinch 3. To screw a good friend over royally. v., to Tinch
Oh, there is also this one:
A small amount of something.
the example was: Give me a tinch of booze please.

i guess i'm out of the loop on words lately.