#69 Memorial Day Picnic
Community Picnic in Sunrise Beach, TX
Today it's too stormy for a Memorial Day picnic, but 3 years ago Don and I enjoyed an old fashioned celebration right out of the books.
It was warm and breezy in the small community of Sunrise Beach, an hour west of Austin. A couple hundred people gathered in McNair Park to eat barbecue, as a part of a fundraiser for the volunteer fire department. The crowds watched two Veterans raise the flag and a soloist sang the Star Spangled Banner from the shady pavilion. Besides the barbecue feast, there was special entertainment. The "Beachers Lawn Chair Brigade" marched with folding chairs and the fire engine created mountains of soapsuds for the children!
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Mom's Picnic List
In honor of my mother on the first Mother's Day since she has passed, I dedicate a new list... Mom's Picnic List!
Mom loved picnics and she raised her kids to appreciate the simple pleasures of food, family and friends in the great out of doors.
I will spend a year reflecting on as many past picnics as I can remember. But, I'll also
appreciate the here and now by creating new picnic experiences. My goal is to share at least 60 picnic memories, since that's how many years Mom was a mom!
Let the picnics begin!