I hope everyone has enjoyed their Memorial Weekend. We sure did!! Here are some interesting tid-bits!
Military Messages - next time you visit a service members grave.
According to some, leaving coins on a headstone has very specific meaning for military burials. Leaving a penny indicates that you knew the deceased, a nickel meant you trained in boot camp together, a dime signified serving in the same company, a quarter told the family that you were with them when they died.
Apparently this tradition dates back to Roman times, but in the United States started during the Vietnam War as a way to leave messages to the family of the deceased without contacting them directly. Additionally, sometimes coins are left as a “down payment” for the deceased, a promise to buy their comrade a drink in the afterlife.
RemembranceNo matter what the original intention of the coin-leaver may be, it seems clear that a coin left on a headstone is a symbol of remembrance and respect. A way of telling all who pass by that the person buried there was loved and visited often.
Maybe next time I wander through a cemetery, I will bring a pocketful of pennies.
ON A LIGHTER SIDE, OUR MEMORIAL BARBECUE!
We enjoyed a lot of food, family and friends:)
Here is a repost of a great Pizza crust. Healthy and gluten free. Oh yeah, and delicious.
Pizza night!!!! Best pizza ever:)
2 cups almond flour/meal
Any spices. Place in food processor and blend until dough. Roll into crust. Bake 350 for 12-15 min. Top with favorite toppings and enjoy!
Here is the crust and below is the picture of my Roasted Veggies!
You can choose any veggies you like