May 302021

Hey guys. It’s Memorial Day Weekend here in the U.S. of A.  Did you know that today, May 30, is actually the real Memorial Day? That’s right! In 1888, Major General John A. Logan declared May 30 as Memorial Day…a day to decorate war veterans’ graves with flowers. May 30 was chosen because it was thought most flowers would be in bloom by then. It wasn’t until 1971 that the U.S. Congress made Memorial Day a national holiday for remembering and honoring the brave men and women who gave their lives protecting our country so we can be free. It was decided to hold it on the last Monday in the month of May. So that’s why Memorial Day is being celebrated tomorrow, May 31.

Ernie sitting on chair

Not only is Memorial Day a day of remembrance, some consider it the unofficial start of summer. And I declare it the BEGINNING OF BARBECUE SEASON! Though like I said the other day, I don’t know why I get so excited about barbecue…I’ve never had any. Well, maybe that’s why I get all excited…because I’ve never had it… and I’m hoping that this may be the year that I get a taste of that tangy goodness.

Ernie giving a demure, sad-eye look

Do you think if I give the mom this demure, sad-eyed look she’ll feel sorry for me and let me have a little taste of barbecue?? Yeah, I don’t think so either…but a cat can try, can’t he??

If you’re celebrating Memorial Day…I hope you have a good one…and that you get to have some barbecue. Maybe you could send me the leftovers…please?

Oh…by the way…I’m using this as my selfie for today.

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  42 Responses to “Easy E’s Memorial Day Weekend Selfie”

  1. Happy Memorial day Ernie!
    Who knows, maybe this will be the year you get a tiny taste 🙂
    Last weekend we celebrated Victoria day in Canada but it was pretty quiet as we are in another lockdown.
    Purrs, Julie

  2. We can’t imagine how your Mom could resist that look!!!

    The Florida Furkids

  3. Well, Ernie, we do think that sad look will get you something…maybe some cuddles and head scritches. Mom did not realize that Memorial Day was not officially a federal holiday until just 50 years ago. Thanks for the history lesson. Have a great weekend and week, and thanks for hopping. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet

  4. I think you have perfected the look, Ernie!
    Happy Memorial Day.

  5. Thanks for sharing about the origins of Memorial Day, Ernie. It’s great to remember that part, for sure.

    As for getting some BBQ this Memorial Day, maybe your mom and dad will give you some salmon or something instead?

  6. You are gorgeous! Nugget said to tell you not to wait to see if you get barbeque, you just swipe at whatever anyone has in their hands to eat. You can even keep claws out if people are especially difficult. 😉

  7. Yupper…I remember when the date was changed. Today is the Memorial Day in my heart. Tomorrow will be another good day for the sake thing. XX Ernie.

  8. Your selfie is wonderful Ernie and I probably won’t get any BBQ either.

  9. Beautiful Ernie – let the BBQ’s begin!

  10. Beautiful Ernie – let the BBQ’s begin!

  11. I’m going to send leftovers but I think I’ll have to send clothespins for the mail service peeps as your barbecue travels a few weeks….

  12. Who could resist that look Ernie! Beautiful selfie.

  13. LadyMew iss reddy to send you sum BarBeeQ Beefy an sum BarBeeQ Trout…wuud you like that Ernie??
    Yore sad an winsum Selfie iss sheer purrfection……yore golden eyess are so lovelee….mee cuud stare at them furever….
    ***purrss*** an ~~head rubsss~~BellaDharma~~ an {{{huggiess}} LadyMew

  14. Just one teeny-tiny bite surely wouldn’t hurt … give here that sad-eyed, pleading, Mom I’ll be your forever friend look a few more times (even tho you both know you’ll be her forever friend even WITHOUT barbecue!) …

  15. Beautiful selfie. No human can resist that look!

  16. Lovely selfie Ernie! Enjoy your holiday weekend and maybe, just maybe you can convince your mom bean to share a bit of BBQ.

  17. I say go for it……that look says it all – “MOM I’M BBQ DEPRIVED!!!!”……… could she pawsibly resist?

    Hugs, Teddy

  18. With that adorable face, I don’t see how anyone could refuse you. XO

  19. Epic selfie Ernie, looking real good dude! XX

  20. That face would be hard to resist, Ernie. I think BBQ may be a little too spicy for kitties, but I bet you will get something tasty!

  21. Ernie thanks for that bit of history as some of our younger pawrents may not know that. Dad remembers when they changed the day of the celebration but being young it didn’t mean much until he realized there was always a three day weekend! Yeah! By the by I think if you ask nice Mom will give you some Chic-Hen. Who cares if it has sauce its Chic-Hen! Happy Holiday my friend

  22. Your Mom is a strong woman to be able to resist that face, Ernie! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing that history, we did not know all that!

  23. That is a handsome selfie, Ernie. I hope you get some BBQ.

  24. I would give you some BBQ, cutie! Come on over…

  25. I think you appear to be very deserving of some BBQ.

  26. You posted and we’re replying on the original Memorial Day! I didn’t know and all I can
    say is, you’re super smart Ernie and if there’s anyone who deserves BBQ, it’s you! Meow!

  27. Thanks for the history on Memorial Day Ernie. Living in Canada, we did not know the history. Its really interesting. And your selfies today are spectacular! We DO get little tastes of BBQ! We purrticularly like BBQ Chicken! BBQ Salmon and our absolute favorite is steak! We are only allowed a little bit though. And Jo Jo prefers the sour cream on the baked potatoes. Ernie, we hope that you and your family have a marvellously happy Memorial Day!

  28. May your Memorial Weekend (and maybe even BBQ!) be a good one. I am sure a bit of cooked juicy goodness will be yours!

  29. Ernie, if there’s barbecue to be had, you SHOULD have a taste, I say!

  30. I hope you have a good Memorial Day. There won’t be any BBQ here for us pups top snag, as *she* has to go to her work. Pawppy won’t do that by himself…
    That’s a nice pleading look Ernie, and it made a great selfie!

  31. I couldn’t resist your sad face, Ernie, so I hope your mom gives in after all 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Memorial Day to all of you 🙂 ♥

  32. Ernie you have nailed the poor pitiful hungry feline look. I’d for sure give you a taste of my meal today if I lived with you.
    Hugs Cecilia

  33. Ernie, we can smell the barbecues in the neighborhood, however there is a new vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Ferndale that I suggest as a meeting spot for your mom and me. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen each other in the fur, and the restaurant has a cat name!

  34. I hope they share their meat with you today Ernie. I am sure you won’t be forgotten.

  35. Ernie! You definitely, absolutely deserve to try some barbecue!

    Tama and Benny

  36. I love your lifelong love of BBQ.

  37. Happy Memorial Day and we hope you got to smell the delicious barbeque. Maybe your parents think it isn’t healthy for you to eat. Humans are particular about their favourite pets.

  38. You’re selfie is very handsome, as always!

  39. lookin good dude…. 🙂

    hay, we eated a bar bee Q chip that fell outta de bag onze……doez that count? courz we waz at de waterin hole for like a yeer afturr…but 🙂 ♥♥

  40. Our Moms are always tougher on us than other people! Other people positively melt over us … but no. Our Moms are concerned about things like our health. Boo. ~Ellie Mae

  41. Well Ernie, I sure hope you got some BBQ from someone somewhere. Your eyes in your selfie are mesmerizing!

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