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Happy Memorial Day -- Huh?

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.

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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.

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