Memorial Day was first celebrated in 1882, but did not become common until after World War I.
Prior to that time, the holiday was called Decoration Day and was to honor both the Union and Confederate soldiers that had fallen during the Civil War.
Memorial Day is a day set aside to honor those who have died in service to their country. It was originally celebrated on May 30, but in 1968, the Congress changed the date to the fourth Monday in May. Continue reading →
When we left home for our trip to Virginia, we had a box of Hostas from our garden to take to son Craig.
Craig and Penny have many beautiful gardens all around their home in Roanoke, and have sent me home from past visits with many plants from their gardens.
When I gave the Hostas to Craig, he said he was going to share them with his friend, Byron (Bubba to me), for the gardens at his home. Craig reminded me he is pretty sure that I have some beautiful orchid Irises from Bubba’s mother’s garden growing in my garden.
One last note: I’m not sure how some of those Hostas ended up in my garden in the first place. Is it possible that some of them came from Virginia? Continue reading →
Local students spent a day identifying trees, birds, aquatic insects, soils, furbearers, and more during the 24th annual Oswego County Envirothon held May 1 at Jellystone Park in Mexico.
Team members from Pulaski High — Hanna Greulich, Jacqueline Novak, Randy Novak, Emma van der Heide, and Ruthie van der Heide — won the event. The Pulaski team is coached by Jamie Hefti.Continue reading →