“I’m tired and sick of war. … Its glory is all moonshine.” — Gen. William T. Sherman

May 25, 2009

MemorialDayCondominium living has its ups and downs. Among the downs are some of the provisions in the covenant one agrees to when buying onto a condo community. Most of the provisions make sense; they are designed to preserve the value of everyone’s property. But part of the overkill in our community is the prohibition against attaching anything to the outside of the structure. For the most part, that makes sense, but there should be an exception for a flag holder. You have to use some ingenuity to display a full-size flag here. Pat came up with the idea of using the gizmo that we screw into the beach to hold the umbrella. It works well in the mulch in the garden in front of our unit, so our flag is out there, but it looks kind of lonely.

flag01 I’ve been reading a lot lately about World War II, and I am really learning about it for the first time. I had only the most broad-brush knowledge of the war – the military challenges and the political issues. And I really never appreciated, except in the abstract, the suffering endured by those who served in the military forces. 

The Washington Post had a good Memorial Day editorial today. It’s at this link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/24/AR2009052401926.html?hpid%3Dopinionsbox1&sub=AR

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