Memorial Day Weekend 2020

This year, Memorial Day is different from years past. Not just because of the Coronavirus. This is the first time, I spend Memorial Day weekend without Matt since we got married 50 years ago on Memorial Day Weekend. I miss the times we walked to the corner of our street in Oyster Bay to see the parade. It’s not the same anymore and never will be the same again.

 

Matt on his ship
Matthew Morgan on his ship, USS Fiske.

I found this photo of Matt in one of the boxes in his closet while cleaning up his things. I always wonder why I have not seen any picture of him in uniform. Well, I finally found one. He served in WWII with the U.S. Navy.

 

Taps” is a bugle call played at dusk, during flag ceremonies, and at military funerals by the United States Armed Forces. … The tune is also sometimes known as “Butterfield’s Lullaby”, or by the first line of the lyric, “Day Is Done”.

 

Lest we forget. . . Remember the men in uniform who fought so we can have the freedom we enjoy today.

 

Happy Memorial Day!

5 thoughts on “Memorial Day Weekend 2020

  1. Condolences again.
    My father died one week before my parents’ 50th anniversary. My wife and I were making huge preparations for the event but my father didn’t make it.
    So I have an idea of what it feels like losing one’s spouse after that many years together.
    But 50 years together means that yours was a very successful marriage that was evidently built on a solid foundation.
    Sadly these strong and lasting marriages are hard to find these days where love easily fizzles out.
    Keep strong and keep focusing on how your long lasting marriage was a huge

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    1. Eduardo,
      Thank you. It is rough today but as you said, I have to focus on those 50 years. Months ago, I was asked what’s the secret to a long marriage. #1 – Don’t ever try to change your man. It won’t work. Take him as is. #2 – Learn to stop during an argument. Agree to everything he said but do it your way later. He thinks he wins. #3 – Don’t whine. Men hate whiners.
      My son who lives in California actually planned a big party months ago and booked his flight already. But coronavirus came and then Matt’s health began to deteriorate. My son had to cancel his flight and we had to change everything.
      Thanks for the sound advice, my friend. I do appreciate it.

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