Memorial Day 2017

Happy Memorial Day weekend!
I hope you have some fun things planned. If I were back home on The Cape we’d be barbecuing, eating lobster, corn on the cob and my brother’s famous onion dip and chips. There would probably be some Linguiça too!
We have a huge Portuguese population on the Cape and this is a staple for us. It is pronounced [lĩˈɡwisɐ]) and is a form of smoke cured pork sausage seasoned with garlic and paprika. Gaspar’s is the best brand.  Your grocery store may not carry it but you can special request it.  I used to shop at Publix in Tampa. After requesting a special order for some, it found it’s own place on the shelf.  Must have been because of the “snow bird” from up north who went south for the winter.

Sadly, I am still living in Houston and don’t know anyone so I won’t be firing up the “barbie” this year.  I am really hoping to find a job that will allow me to move back up north or at least to Florida where I have friends. I miss celebrating holidays with my family.

I am also remember my dad’s service to our country this weekend.  He graduated from King’s Point Merchant Marine academy and spent many years in service of.  Later he joined the Navy as an officer and was the navigator on his ship. Back then he used a Sextant to determine where the ship was and where it was going. Many of you will have no idea what that is. He used this tool to find their way by watching the stars.  How cool is that? Here is a link to the definition on Wikipedia in case you’re interested.

Please be safe, have fun and make memories.  Don’t drink and drive. Call an Uber if you have to. There are people, and pets, that are depending on you to be around for many years to come.

One final note… Save 25% off the entire site this weekend by using code MEMORIALDAY2017. Not eligible on previous purchases.  No exclusions.


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