When I was a kid my grandfather used to take us to lay flags and flowers on my ancestors graves. This was in Seattle and my memory is that they were laid to rest in a beautiful grassy area on a hill and that the sun always shone when we were there — which was a treat in Seattle. Of course memory plays tricks on you and there may not have been a hill or sun, but that’s how it will always remain in my mind.
He is now there with my grandmother and the last time I visited them was in 1993, but I think of them often as I work with our merchandise at QP & Monty. We hope you are all having a great memorial day weekend and not just kicking off the summer, but also remembering your friends and family. Happy Memorial Day 2011 — we’ll be here at Artists and Fleas every weekend.