We opened the pool on Saturday but it wasn’t warm enough to go swimming on Memorial Day. I made homemade ice cream which was something I did with my siblings while growing up in Findlay, Ohio. One big difference though - we had the crank type of freezer and had so much fun turning it. Really. I remember my dad or brother would come to crank it at the end because it got so hard to turn the handle. My mother said we had to turn it as long as we could so the ice cream would be done and not too soft. We have an electric freezer which is nice but sometimes I miss the days of doing manual labor in making our holiday dessert. Tom grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and brats. The meat was delicious. Lea (Bart’s fiancée) brought special cookies from Australia and they were so yummy. Sometime she’ll blog here about Australia and her recent visit. I would love to go to Australia but don’t see it happening so will be great to hear what it’s like from Lea!
Emily isn’t in the picture because unfortunately, she had to work at the movie theatre. We all missed her. That’s the bad thing about her job - they never close.
We watched some home movies after we talked and ate. My mom was on one tape so that was sad. I miss her and my dad. My sister Lois lives in Findlay and is always great about putting wreaths by their gravestones around Memorial Day. I remember how we used to go with Mom to do this for her parents’ and grandparents’ graves during May.
What did you do for Memorial Day? Cookouts, traveling, or swimming?
Talking about food makes me think of this quiz I took from Marianne’s blog (I do love salty foods, too):
You Are a Sweet Person
When it comes to snacks, you’re more likely to grab some candy than heat up a pizza.
There’s a good chance you’re female (women prefer sweet snacks)…
Your tastes are simple and predictable. You are young at heart.