Category Archives: holiday

Shots In Anger

At 4:30am on Friday, April 12, 1861 Brigadier General Beauregard ordered the secessionist troops manning the artillery batteries of Charleston, South Carolina to open fire on Fort Sumter housing 127 federal troops of which 13 were musicians. Two hours lapse before the Yankee commander allowed Captain Abner Doubleday, the inventor of baseball, to return a […]

Holiday Neighbors

A friend complained about her neighbor’s busying up her Memorial Day Holiday. “Ok…I’m trying not to be too pissed off, but my neighbor who has been home all weekend has decided to harass me more by mowing his lawn starting at 8:30 am on a holiday ! What is even worse is that he has […]

Peace on Mother’s Day

According to Wikipedia the First Mother’s Day was established as a “Mother’s Day for Peace” by Anna Jarvis from Virginia in honor of her mother, Ann, who had been a pacifist during the Civil War. According to the Anna Jarvis Museum in Webster the daughter received her inspiration after a Sunday service when her mother […]

Top 3 Mothers Day Songs

I’LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MOTHER – The Intruders MAMA TRIED – Merle Haggard DEAR MAMA – 2 Pac

Cinco De Mayo

Four years ago my brother-in-law and I put the dock in the lake in early May. The water temperature hovered around 62 and the sunny air was a warm 72 for Southern Maine. David and I waddled into the water with trepidation, but it wasn’t so bad once we passed our waists. Coming out bothj […]