Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Decoration Day

Originally started to honor those who died in the Civil War
Many cities claim to be the one that originated laying flowers on the graves of the fallen.

Decoration Day was what both my grandmother and my father called
May 30.

We were lucky, our soldiers always came home
But as a child, our family decorated all the graves

The graves of my Civil War Ancestors
(They came home) 

Henry Tebbenkamp
(great grandfather on my father's side)

Henry Culp
(great great grandfather on my mother's side)

In 2016, it's known as
"Memorial Day"

paying respects to those who didn't make it home
With battle crosses.
Husband Jim and I lost a lot of friends and classmates in Vietnam.

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