Column: Memorial Day memories: Recalling price for freedom

Memorial Day memories came flooding back to me as they haven’t in a long time. Perhaps it’s an age thing — the realization that remembrances of things past as Proust might say may not be long in my future.

But that’s a maudlin thought I won’t dwell on or bore you with.

The recollections I have of this day in my Indiana town are punctuated with my mother and grandmother trekking to several cemeteries to decorate graves with the gorgeous peonies cut fresh from the special bushes in our yard.

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