May 22, 2015

100 Words -- Memorial Day Memories

Putting on the heavy band uniform … dreading the heat … trying to walk straight while keeping my eyes focused on the music clipped to my trombone … playing the National Emblem, blaring out the notes … marching to the cemetery and then to the memorial plaque nestled under St. Stephen’s … feeling the heat … the home stretch, from the Common down South Main Street to the American Legion … waiting patiently in line with all the children of the town to get our cup of Hood ice cream … the little wooden spoon … licking the top clean.

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