We had a wonderful Mother's Day BBQ with the children and grandchildren. As well, we celebrated the five birthdays this month.
The garden continues to use a lot of my time with weeds to manage - or at least try to keep under control - and the summer fruits starting to produce. Somehow they do not can themselves. The peaches have been spectacular so far with lots more to come.
I seem to have a lot or oranges blooming in my flowers at this time. I'm loving the color.
We returned LATE last night from New Orleans after a disastrous day of canceled flights and several 5 hour layovers. At least there was no luggage fee charged! Our own bed felt really good in the wee hours of the morning.
The cemeteries there have always interested me. Since the town is above sea level, the bodies must be buried above the ground. Families or groups build structures to place their loved ones in. They go on for generations. When someone new dies they simply open the structure, remove an older casket, collect the remains and bag them up. Those are then placed inside and the new casket with the newly deceased person takes the place of the older one. They do have a one year, one day law. The structure cannot be reopened for one year and one day after a burial which has caused problems - especially during an influenza outbreak or something of that sort. They must be buried somewhere else and the wait of one year and one day starts.
|This one is for firemen. Can you see the very old pumper truck on the top?|
Then there was the food. They have some of the best restaurants in the world!!! Need I say more? The bread pudding souffle here was incredible.
There has not been a lot of sewing this month. Here is a sneak peek at a great border design that I have been working on for a quilt. I'll show more later.
Check out this incredible wall in the New Orleans airport. Is anyone else thinking quilt????
I hope everyone has a safe Memorial Day weekend as we remember those who sacrificed so much for our freedom.