Memorial Day 2018

29 May 2018 – Clearwater On Lake Murray

Sat: tkx to the ppl who organised this event where I was provided with new&useful info and saw some lovely gardens in this neighbourhood. A gazebo will fit perfectly into the backyard with the tree-house, hint hint to Jeff 🙂 

Appreciations to Zoey for the lovely red, blue&white ladybird to start off this Memorial Day weekend, even this dog is colour co-ordinated for the function!

Representative from Lexington County Recycling Guide were there and taught me much that I have been doing incorrectly with recycling. Tkx to them for teaching the correct way to recycle.

Can never get tired of the views from the dock.

Random shots of front-yards.

Appreciations to those who gave me a tour of their flowering&kitchen gardens and back-yards.

Kicking off this Memorial Day weekend socials with Jeff’s family at the lake – with his bro-in-law Chris getting the boat into the lake; #4 with her cousin Olivia; #3&4 with their cousins William&Graham, their uncleRob&auntieLesley, grand-auntie Kathleen; Jeff’s cousin Dave&Bridger.

Many tkx to Kathleen&Pat (Jeff’s auntie&uncle+their 4or5?sons) for bringing all the food&drinks. Here with Jeff’s mom Cindy, his sister, Kristy&Chris+their 3kids Abigail, William&Olivia.

Graham has stretched over the year and he will be a proud bro of a little bro in Aug. Congratulations to Rob&Lesley (Jeff’s cousin) who so graciously hosted 2017 Memorial Day at their lovely house in The Ramble – Biltmore Forest, NC.

The joy of capturing these shots of my first-born+Jeff and the ‘FaBuLous5’, even when they are not all together in the same pix! And not forgetting their family&friends too where pix are a good way for me to remember ppl by – difficult as it is to know the names of my side of the family. Hopefully this blog will help as the memory fades!!

And a Bday pool-party where Linn and #1&2 are at – must find myself a cup-cake container like that.


Sun: Peter Rabbit movies@Spotlight Cinemas St. Andrews (used to be known as the $1 cinema) with #3,4&5 – prefer the book. Somehow always manage to miss this turn into my left when driving here and this time was no exception! But worth it for US$3 S$4per movie ticket and with 3kids+popcorn&drinks, US$27 S$36 is OK.

Mon: good morning from the Palmetto State of SC, USA on this gray morning. Thoughts are with those who served their countries and are no longer here. May peace be with us all no matter of weather or location. Fun swimming in the lake with #3, 4&5 in the afternoon. Have been expecting and waiting for the rains over the weekend and tonight it finally poured.

1915, a Canadian doctor, John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scarred fields to write a now famous poem called In Flanders Fields. After the WW1, the poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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