MEMORIAL DAY,a prayer, hamburger and hotdogs



 Memorial Day is a Federal Holiday observed on the last Monday of May.

    Formerly known as Decoration Day, which was first recorded to have been observed by Freedmen (freed enslaved southern blacks) in Charleston, South Carolina in 1865, at the Washington Race Course, to remember the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War.

    Over time, it was extended after World War I to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. Now known as Memorial Day, it is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the army.
    Families are celebrating all loved one, who passed way. The cemetery are cleaned (after a long winter) planting flowers, burn candles.

One of Quincy, MA cemetery, in spring.

    Memorial Day often marks the start of the summer vacation season, 
and " Labor day" its end.

We invited our very good friends for a barbeque, hamburgers and hot dogs.
Before we start eating, Geoffrey pray for this Memorial Day:

Father in heaven,
on this Memorial Day we commend to your mercy the souls of our men and women in uniform
who died in the cause of liberty. 
We also commend those injured in combat, both those injured in body and those injured in mind. 
We commend to your loving mercy the families of all who have served and do serve. 
We ask that you enlighten the minds of those who send our young into battle. 
May we always be grateful for the sacrifices others have made for our freedom.
We ask in the name of Jesus Christ, your son, our lord, who lives and reigns forever. AMIN

   I am not as good as "everybody else" in making hamburger, not in grilled them either.

I always have somebody who helped me.

First, I arranged a station for "making your own hamburger”:

         1. different kind of ground meats,(beef, lamb, tuna, turkey) in one  hamburger portion, in a plastic bag...on ice

         2. different sauces: Worcester, barbeque sauce, salsa, mustard

         3. few grounded duchesses

         4. different herbs: oregano, tarragon, lemon-thyme, basil, garlic

Everybody made their own hamburger, mixed in the bag, and my friend Janice cooked them to PERFECTION!!

Cold bear and a very good salad (from my garden) made to be a very special day!!!!.

Thanks, Geoffrey, Janice, Barbara and Bill.


  1. Nice.Thanks for sending it along.You are too kind. Love,Janice and Geoffrey

  2. Dear Ilibili,

    I am a friend of Janice and Geoffery - who lives in Dallas, Texas (Janice was born in Dallas) - - I am certainly impressed with anyone who speaks 3 languages - you are VERY smart. Actually, I was a friend of Janice's family when she lived in Dallas - loved Janice, her parents, and her 3 sisters. That plate full of hamburgers sure looks good! Do have a great summer - and three cheers for you!

    Tommy Sewall
    Dallas Texas

  3. Thank you Ili. You are an artist in putting words and pictures together! Your cooking is an artists work also! Always so accurate and tasty! Thank you for the beautiful gift of your friendship! I forwarded it on to many family members and hope they will share their comments! Love, Janice


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