Monday, May 30, 2011

My Town Monday: Two Celebrations at the Summy House

Today is a double celebration in the Summy house!

First off, Happy Memorial Day!

Here's some Memorial Day trivia:
-Memorial Day used to be called Decoration Day because people would decorate the graves of fallen soldies.
-The first Southern state to celebrate Memorial Day was Mississippi. The first northern state was New York.
-This year, actor Gary Sinise, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and game show host Pat Sajak will march in the famous Memorial Day Parade around the historic city of Washington, DC.
-The cost of your Memorial Day bar-b-que will go up about 29% this year.
-The majority of deaths on Memorial Day are caused by car accidents. So, please be safe.

Wishing you a good Memorial Day that includes some time with family and friends and a chance to reflect on those no longer with us.

Secondly, today is Child #4's birthday!

Her father and I are in shock that our youngest is ELEVEN! Hard to believe it was over a decade ago that my sister, Child #1 and I flew to S. Korea to meet and bring home Child #4 when she was just 5 months old. Best trip of my life!

And for those of you wondering...yes, she did get a phone!

As she sat, typing numbers into her little contact list, she said, "Cover your ears, Mom. I'm so excited I just have to scream."

And that's the kind of delightful child she is!

Click here for links to more My Town Monday posts! It's always fun to see what's going on in other corners of the world. Happy Monday!



Anonymous said...

Oh tell her Happy Birthday for me!!!(:
Happy Memorial Day to you too,I have a lot of family and friends who have served in wars.My great grandfather fought it World War 2,And my grandfather was in the air force,plus much,much more.Thanks for the post and,I think it's not fair that child #4 get's a phone and i don't.(:


Terrie Farley Moran said...

Happy birthday to #4!!!

And I pray for all the soouls lost in our various wars. I remember calling it Decoration Day!! (I'm old!)


Teresa said...

Happy Birthday to Child #4!!

LynNerd said...

Thanks for the interesting trivia about Memorial Day. I didn't know it used to be called Decorations Day.

Happy BD to child #4. She sounds like a sweetheart. Yes, the years fly by and the kids grow so fast. Enjoy every minute! My baby is 21, but I don't feel old, except when chasing my 16-month-old grandbaby around. Time ticks even faster watching grandkids grow!

debra said...

Another trip around the sun for #4!!
Tell her to crank up the volume, and get ready to dance:

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Fun trivia - I tweeted this!

Charles Gramlich said...

Seems like I remember it being called Decoration day when I was young.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Happy 11th to your wonderful #4!