Sunday, May 29, 2016

Memorial Day Preparations-1883


I don't actually do anything or go anywhere for Memorial Day anymore. As a child we'd always go watch the local parade, visit the cemetery, and then go to an amusement park or the Zoo. In later years, I'd hit Taste of Cincinnati or the maybe the nearby Cinevent. Family would often invite us to cookouts. But things change. These days, I give a thought to those long gone, a quiet salute to those who sacrificed, and otherwise work on transcriptions or writing like any other day.  Interesting to note, though, from this 133 year old piece from the Cincinnati Enquirer, what the holiday was like early on.




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