During this upcoming three-day-weekend of fun, food, and family time, let’s stop to remember those who have passed on before us, especially those lives lost in service of our country. It makes me sad to hear of so many of our elders passing on without leaving the treasures of their stories behind. So much “real” history lost. It’s something to be aware of, and it is important to remember that time passes so we should not wait too long before asking questions of our older generations. While we are eating barbecue and corn-on-the-cob with family and friends, we can think to ask – “so what was life like when you were young?” Have some fun and ask everyone, young and old, to take a turn telling one story of when they were little (or littler). Instead of telling stories around a campfire, we can tell stories around the grill. Don’t forget the marshmallows!