I have spent a coupla days on this planet and this year was a little strange. In years past the approach of Memorial Day meant a lot to our Midwest Family here in Iowa. A day to honor and remember our dead. Dead family and those dead who died so we still had the freedom to honor our dead. For years and years I watched my Mother gather Peonies and Iris from her garden to decorate graves. I have continued to do this, kinda a tradition ya know. This year with Memorial Day celebrated so early those peonies and iris weren't ready. Today the 31st of this month is typically when this holiday was observed. And wouldn't ya know it those puppies have come true to form this day. Like they were intended. We are fortunate to have many and they are beautiful. Nancy picked bunches to give to friends and acquaintances and brought some in the house. Took some pictures to show ya. Now it is officially Memorial Day. John. At least nobody is bringing them to put on my grave, Yee Hee.