Memorial Day: Are You Wearing White?

By Cheryl Ryan

Here comes Memorial Day and it looks like parades, wearing white and BBQing are all on the agenda this year.  That old thing about only wearing white after Memorial Day is less in vogue than in the past but I do still prefer to wear white with fun accessories during summer.

I’m looking forward to preparing summer foods again and trying to catch up in my garden (I’m getting a very late start this year). Here are some bbq meat recipes along with a few vegetarian options for either mains or side dishes, if you’re looking for inspiration.

I really like this list of things to do as a family to celebrate Memorial Day, especially making a care package for an active duty service member and hosting an outdoor movie night .

I’ve been reluctant to pay for one more media consuming channel so, instead of paying for audible, I downloaded our local library’s rental app. Ours is Cloud Library but you will need to contact your local library to find out what they are using.

And for those long, hopefully, lazy days by the beach or a lake here are the books that I’m reading:

I just started Quit like a Woman by Holly Whitaker, which is the first audio book from my new library app. A psychologist friend of mine was reading it and said it was interesting so, of course, I wanted to check it out. It’s about a woman in her mid 30’s who was drinking so much that her life was unraveling. So, she decided to quit for good. She has strong ideas about the social strata of addiction treatment and where women fit into that. And she offers some really interesting ideas about our relationship with alcohol, the chemical reactions taking place in our body when we drink and the marketing of alcohol, especially to women.

The Seven Husbands of Eveyln Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid is a simple fiction book that isn’t profound or deep. It’s just a book and I haven’t read anything like it in a while. I’m a bit more than half way so don’t have a complete review but I’m liking it fine.

And here’s what’s on deck for my book groups: 

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizebeth Strout.

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