I'm remembering all of the days growing up, when Memorial Day meant Sunrise Service at the cemetary to honor those who have fought for our country and arranging flowers cut from our garden onto the graves of my ancestors.
Afterwards, a chuckwagon breakfast put on by the Lions Club and then playing with my cousins all day, with a BBQ / potluck picnic that evening involving all of my Aunts, Uncles,Cousins at my Grandparents.
We sure would have alot of fun and the evening would usually end with my Dad carrying each one of us sleeping kids out of the car and up the front porch steps, and putting us into our beds one by one. My mom would undress us and slip our nightgowns over our sleepy heads.
Things really havn't changed all that much since then except for a few more graves to decorate and a few more loved ones to miss and remember with loving fondness.
Speaking of BBQ's and potluck picnics....These are a set of bowls that I found at an antique shop. I was thrilled to find them because they are exactly like the bowls that my Mother recieved as a wedding gift in 1958. These are the bowls that held all of the potluck salads - potato, macaroni, 3 bean etc...
We lost the bowls in a house fire when I was 16, along with almost everything else (that's another story for another day) so I really am happy to have found these and bring back a little piece of the past.
There are three of them in the set and what makes them really nice, is they have lids to fit - making them perfect to take. Of course the best thing about them are the tulips - i just love them!
I also found another set that I had to have because well.........hello!! They are red polka dots! Thank you pyrex...for my red polka dot pyrex potluck bowls.(say that 3 times!)
The tablecloth that they are sitting on is also vintage and I sometimes use it for a curtain in my kitchen bay window. Can't you just see these bowls filled with salad sitting on this tablecloth in my Grandma's backyard, say oh, about 1968?