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Memorial Day

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Memorial Day last year was fantastic with the parade coming past our store. A level of pride could be seen in our community as everyone watched the participants. During the parade I overheard a kid’s question to his mother:

Kid: Mom, do soldiers ever go to heaven?
Mom: Of course they do! What makes you ask?
Kid: There are so many soldiers with beards but I never saw any pictures of angels with beards.
Mom: Oh, that’s because most vets who go to Heaven get there by a close shave.

Once again, the Penn Hills Memorial Day Parade will be coming past our store, and once again we are in an excellent spot to watch the parade as it makes its way from St Bart’s to the new Municipal Building on Duff. The parade starts at 11:00 on Monday the 27th, but they will probably close the roads about an hour in advance, so be sure to arrive early and enjoy some good company and amazing food. We’ll be making food on the grill including our nearly famous hamburgers, kielbasa, and all beef hot dogs. You can check out our order form in advance and start planning how you want to delight your taste buds. I would also like to let everyone know that the grills that I will be using were assembled in America. The box of components were imported, but I had to put it together myself in my garage.

While we all recognize the significance of Memorial Day, sometimes kids have questions. I remember one time when I had the opportunity to observe the following interaction:

A small boy was staring at the names on the wall of an old church when the pastor noticed him. “What are you looking at?” asked the clergyman. “All those names. Who are they?” the boy asked. The pastor nodded, and said, “They are the reason we have Memorial Day. They are those who died in the service.” The little boy considered that, then asked quietly, “The 9 o’clock service or the 11 o’clock?”

Now that I’ve gotten those jokes out of my system, I should probably take a moment and mention what else we have coming up in the not too distant future:

  • Friday, May 24th, 6:30ish – 9PM, Board Game Night ~ This has long been a tradition to come in on a Friday and have fun playing games.
  • Saturday, May 25th, 1PM – 3PM, Tech Help ~ We are a handful of tech heads that like technology and would like to help you with your stuff. We can help with cell phone, tablet, and computer problems/questions. We can talk with you about the latest tech like streaming TV, home security, cyber security, etc. This is all done for free, you just need to come in and ask for help.
  • Saturday, May 25th, 7PM – 8:30PM, Bereans Group ~ This group, which is open to the public, we always discuss tough theological questions and rarely come to consensus. This time we are discussing the New Jerusalem as discussed in the book of Revelation.
  • Monday, May 27th, 10AM – 6PM, Memorial Day Cookout ~ We are getting ready for a cookout to kick off the Summer season. Our menu for the day is already available.
  • Tuesday, May 28th, 7PM – 8:30PM, Bible Study ~ We are studying First and Second Corinthians. Feel free to come and join us for this study.
  • Wednesday, June 19th, 5PM – 7PM, Ghostbuster: Frozen Empire ~ Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson return to the Ghostbuster franchise along with Paul Rudd and others to try and save the world.

Now for the part everyone always asks about, the actual food! Our sandwich is a chicken, pesto, and roasted red peppers panini. Our soup is our extremely popular Chicken Tortilla Soup. Our specialty ice creams are Super Berry Acai (made with oatmilk) and Coconut Chocolate Almond Ice Cream. Also, for a limited time enjoy our Elvis Milkshake at Lost and Found.

Thanks and God bless

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