As you're enjoying the day off (if you have the day off). Remember the reason for the holiday in the first place.
Memorial Day was officially established in 1868, although at the time, it was known as Decoration Day. It is an ancient tradition to decorate soldiers graves with flowers. The practice was officially documented for Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. After the War, it was adopted nationally and was celebrated on May 30th of 1868 because there were no battles on that date. In 1882, the name was officially changed to Memorial Day. In 1968, it was moved to it's current day of the last Monday of May.
As I looked around the rest of that graveyard, I found an odd tradition there but I didn't take pictures of it. Maybe I will visit there again and take pictures.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
And then there are ships that I see fairly often.
Usually if there is a ship I haven't seen, it's because it's a new build or it's a salty.
While the title sounds like I was going to see a famous musician, I wasn't. Instead I was going to see a classical looking freighter.
When I say that I didn't get to see the Indiana Harbor, what I should have said is that I didn't see her right away.
It was a nice enough night, so I decided to see what was coming down the river. Since there was a ship that I like heading down, I decided to go boatwatching tonight.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
So then I decided to head over to Fostoria. It seemed like there weren't too many more trains passing through Deshler. Of course as I headed over to Fostoria, I saw two trains that would have been passing Deshler soon.