Down here in the south, May is traditionally the month in which, “decoration day” is observed. It all got started after the Civil War. There were so many confederate soldiers buried that their families began meeting annually to maintain the grave sites and cemeteries. Eventually, the commemoration evolved into to what we now recognize nationally as Memorial Day.
Pop said that when he was little, they would gather at Crane Hill where the men would trim around headstones and spruce up the plots while the women were busy spreading out food for “dinner (lunch for you non-southerners) on the grounds”. After … continue reading »