Memorial Day Under Quarantine?

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  1. Angie

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    We're trying to think of something fun to do with our kids on Monday that still socially distances and everything. We went to Jester Park on Mother's Day, and are trying to think of something other than just walking trails and such (especially since it looks like it will storm).

    Does anyone have any fun plans they can share for ideas?
     
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    Get a pinata and have a party. Depending on age of course.
     
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    We're doing the zoo.
    Their plans for social distancing look smart to me.
     
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    I'm doing some cooking for my wife this weekend. Saturday and Sunday I plan on trying to cook up a couple of dishes from the Food Wars! anime/manga, and Monday the plan is to grill out in the backyard. The kids can do whatever - they're not going to eat most of what I cook up anyway.

    We're also not going many places this weekend, as my wife is still recovering. Fortunately it wasn't COVID (the doctors don't think), but it was early onset hypertension as well as bile getting into places it shouldn't causing infections and GERD. Her life has sucked the past few weeks.
     
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  6. dirtyninety

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    You could go by one of the many flag displays at veterans' monuments and/or cemeteries and observe the meaning of Memorial Day and teach the next generation. The State Capitol in Des Moines is basically a big Memorial built by the aging survivors of the Civil War to their fallen comrades. It is always worth a visit...the grounds and statues outside are powerful.
     
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    #7 DarkStar, May 23, 2020
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    At 3 p.m. on Monday, please take a minute of your time, in silence, to remember and honor those who have died in the service of our country either over there or after they returned home.

    If possible, consider doing something to give back to this country that has given us so much freedom and opportunity.

    https://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/memday/history.asp

    ...the White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance. The commission’s charter is to “encourage the people of the United States to give something back to their country, which provides them so much freedom and opportunity” by encouraging and coordinating commemorations in the United States of Memorial Day and the National Moment of Remembrance.

    The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation. As Moment of Remembrance founder Carmella LaSpada states: “It’s a way we can all help put the memorial back in Memorial Day.”
     
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    I will be building my immune system
     
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    Isn’t camping pretty well shut down unless you have a camper with a shower and a terlet? Bathrooms and stuff are closed still.
     
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    Me too. Four Roses style so far this weekend.
     
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    Heavy doses of Captain and Cokes and friends to boot. Only thing that gets me through acceptance of my horrible putting game right now
     
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    No, I think most are now open as of a day or two ago.
     
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    #13 Sparkplug, May 24, 2020
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    Big pitcher of sangria and will find various cuts of beef. (Didn’t hoard beef. Keep a half in the freezer and it was restocked in April)
     
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    We bought a deluxe inflatable pool for lije $25 from walmart and a huge cantilever umbrella from amazon. Pool party weekend. I also put up one of those circular web swings and it swings out over the street behind our house (it’s hard to explain how our house sits and “street” is probably a strong word.
     
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    go to your ancestors' grave sites.
     
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    #16 CycloneRulzzz, May 24, 2020
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    Just don't do something like they did in the Ozarks the other day.
     
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    That's unfortunate.

    Totally predictable, but unfortunate.

    My Memorial Day: not that.
     
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    Sounds like potential thunderstorms tomorrow. That would bring about a change in our zoo plans.
     
  19. Angie

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    That is lovely and a great idea. It might storm all day tomorrow, but we could at least drove through there and the cemetery, and then look at the statues and such this week.

    we got a big cantilever umbrella for our deck like @Gunnerclone today and put it up. I am thinking it won’t be rain resistant, but we can use it this week for sure.
     
  20. Drew0311

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    yeah them people going out and enjoying freedom. Those are not the people causing problems. Those are the people who have decided enough is enough. Sitting at your house doing nothing is not solving any problems. There is no cure. The hospitals are not over ran with patients. There really is no reason to sit at home and avoid life. There is risk everywhere In life. If you want to sit home and avoid it then fine. That’s totally your thing and I respect it. However, some of us want to live our lives and have fun.
     
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