May 28, 2006

Memorial Day Weekend 2006

Everyone out there should take some time today or tomorrow and thank a veteran for their service. Buy them a beer, if it's appropriate in the given situation (example: offering to buy a beer for a veteran at an AA meeting would be a major faux pas - offer them a cheeseburger instead.)

My wife and I will be visiting the graves of my maternal grandfather (Navy, WW2), and my paternal grandfather's brother (Army, WW2) tomorrow before we go out and catch a movie.

Tonight, I'm going to take advantage of AMC's Memorial Day Marathon and watch Bud Ekins pretending to be Steve McQueen try to jump a stripped Triumph Thunderbird (pretending to be a German Army motorcycle) over the fence separating Germany from Switzerland. "The Great Escape" starts at 9:30 central time tonight, and if I remember correctly, the jump scene occurs about 20-30 minutes from the end of the movie. I think he just might make it this time, who knows?

Posted by Russ from Winterset at May 28, 2006 05:57 PM | TrackBack

he didn't make it over the fence.

@#@$#@$ Steve McQueen!

Posted by: Kathy at May 29, 2006 03:10 PM

On the bright side, James Coburn DID make it over the Pyrenees to Spain, and Charles Bronson made it onto a ship sailing to a neutral country.

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at May 30, 2006 04:19 PM
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