Take Time To Remember


In the hustle and bustle of getting everything ready for the cookout, or the trip to the beach, or the official start of summer we often forget why we have a three-day weekend at the end of May.

Monday, May 30th is Memorial Day; a day to honor all who have died in service to our country. It is a sacred day in America since no American soldier’s death is insignificant. The men and women we honor tomorrow gave the ultimate – their lives – to serve and protect the very freedoms we enjoy with such gusto during this three day weekend and every day in this great country.

So some time today or tomorrow take a minute or two and remember.

Remember too, the men and women who serve, come back, yet will never be the same. Like Army Veteran Brendan Marrocco, 23, the first quadruple amputee to ever survive. What should have killed him seems to have made him thrive. Click here to learn more about this incredible veteran  in this CBS News video.


To all who serve – THANK YOU.

To all who have died while serving and to their families who will always miss them – THANK YOU for your sacrifice.  WE WILL NEVERFORGET.


Featured Recipe      Old Fashioned Lemonade
This is what you need for 6 glasses:

Juice of 6 lemons (1 cup)

¾ cup sugar

4 cups cold water

1 lemon sliced into wheels (optional)

Ice cubes

Here is what you do:

Squeeze the juice from 6 of the lemons. You should have about 1 cup.

In a large pitcher combine the juice and sugar and stir to dissolve the sugar.

Add the water and mix well. If you are using the 7th lemon slice them into rings and add to the pitcher too.

Pour into glasses and add some ice cubes. Makes about 6 glasses of lemonade.

NOTES: This is a very easy recipe. You can make also lemonade by making a simple syrup. That involves heating  the water and the sugar till the sugar dissolves. I don’t find that changes the flavor enough for me to go through one more extra step.

I got more than 1 cup of lemon juice when I squeezed the 6 lemons, so I added a bit more water. Not too much as when the ice cubes melt it will also dilute the lemonade.

If you like sweeter lemonade, or if the lemon juice is particulary sour or tart,  increase the sugar to 1 cup.

You can get creative with the ice cubes. I put some lemon slices, lime slices, and raspberries into the cubes for a festive, party look.

Yes. I have a new refrigerator and freezer. Sly Lemon Pie cannot be far off!


7 lemons         $2.29

¾ cup sugar     $0.24

Total cost = $2.29
Cost per glass = $0.38

Bon Appetite!!  And have a safe and fun hoilday.

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