I should be remembering the casualties of war today, and I'm thinking about what to have for dinner. Is there any holiday we don't celebrate with food? I mean, even Good Friday has hot cross buns. OK, maybe not Martin Luther King's birthday, but that's a relatively new holiday. It's just a matter of time.
I'm sitting here trying to decide whether potato salad counts as a green vegetable with grilled hamburgers and corn on the cob. We aren't having people over or anything. It's Memorial Day so we have to have Memorial Day food.
More people than ever wished me "Happy Memorial Day" this weekend. (I actually had to look up just now what casualties were first being memorialized. I thought it was World War II. It was the Union soldiers in the Civil War.)
Maybe we ought to just admit Memorial Day has turned into a celebration of the first weekend of summer so we can get on with deciding ice cream or watermelon for dessert.