Memorial Day

This is a day of observation, not celebration. This day was created to honor the memory of those in the military who died while in service. For the history of the US that number is about 1.5 million.

On a personal tangent…this “holiday” has been very bad for me twice. My marvelous mom had her first heart attack during Memorial Day weekend. A few years later she had a second one (not during Memorial Day weekend) that led to multiple bypass surgery from which she never truly recovered.

During another Memorial Day weekend my first fiancée’s cat bit me near my left thumb. My entire left arm became infected, which led to blood and pus draining out of my left armpit. I had to see a tropical disease specialist in order to get the infection under control.

Needless to say, that was the end of the engagement. In that instance, it was short-term pain for long-term gain as my wonderful wife and I are not too far from our 22nd anniversary. Still, at the time it was most unpleasant.


Not to make light of this day, but I am thinking about my first car:



I submitted a different picture of the car in the hopes it would be used in a #DriveDownMemoryLane segment during a Mecum broadcast. This picture showed me in the drivers seat. Wouldn’t you know they actually showed the car?! It was quite a thrill to see the car on TV. My ugly mug, not so much. I did enjoy when the lovely Katie Osborne referred to me (via my Twitter handle) as “a friend of ours in the Mecum community.” If only I could figure out a way to get Mecum to hire me, crunching numbers and writing in a part-time or consulting role.


I am probably taking a break from posting for the next three days or so. I hope you’re still reading when I return.






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6 thoughts on “Memorial Day

  1. Re Mecum, write them thirty two emails until they hire you?🤣

    See ya when you get back.


    1. Wish it were that simple, but thanks. I know my resume has been sent to Mecum’s HR Director via someone very important in the organization. Still haven’t heard anything.


  2. I’m currently learning all kinds of fun and exciting things about infections, not by choice mind you. Still locked down in this palace of germs, and torture, for a couple more days it appears. Between blood sugar bouncing up and down, same with white cell count, I guess there is still some tuning needed on my OS. (large sigh)

    Enjoy your break, everyone needs one on a regular basis.


    1. DDM, stay safe in that place where they expect you to sleep and rest while they continuously work and make noise. They generally know what they are doing, so trust them provided their explanation makes sense.


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