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Remember | Manolo for the Big Girl

Remember

It’s not about the sales, the swimming pool or the hangover on Tuesday morning.

I wish I could be at Arlington today to decorate my grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ graves, but I can’t. Shamefully I can’t even be postive as to which of my great great-grandfathers was the last member of the Plumcake clan to spend significant time in Mexico, although I know it was in 1898 during the Spanish-American War.

But for all the barbecues and mattress sales and bad cartoon Uncle Sams trying to sell you something that’s almost certainly made in China, I hope my American brothers and sisters will all pause and bow our heads in thanks to the men and women who gave their lives in service of our country.

On behalf of Twistie, Manolo, and the whole Manolosphere, I wish you a peaceful and meaningful Memorial Day.

One Response to “Remember”

  1. Siobhan May 29, 2012 at 11:50 am #

    Thanks for this. Things are sort of crappy at my house, but then I think about my uncle, who was in the South Pacific in WWII, or my grandfather, who got shot through the throat in WWI (he lived), and the millions of others who have served, are serving, and I say thank you to them and count the many blessings we would not have without them.