Monday, May 31, 2010

Decoration Day can be dangerous

This item appeared in the Waterloo, Iowa Daily Courier 118 years ago today.

Apparently, I have inherited my great-great grandmother's proclivity for falling down.


  1. Oh my gosh! That's is either terribly sad or terribly funny. It reminded me of the day we took our sons to visit the gravesite of Wilbur and Orville Wright here in town. My middle son hadn't been out of the car for two minutes when I heard him moaning and I turned around to see him laying on the ground. He had taken three steps and tripped over something on the ground. I told him it was Wilbur and Orville making sure he had an interesting visit.

  2. I'm not sure if it's appropriate to be surprised or laugh out loud. Now that is one Memorial Day your gr-gr-grandmother did not soon forget! Thanks for posting.