This diary entry is part 27 of 30 in Lily's diary dated 11 - May 2022

Hi! It’s me! Lily!!!

We went to that space today for a bit of a party!  It was fun!!!  They had lots of food, and lots of things to see!  They have a room with woodworking stuff (Dave loved that!), and a room with laser machines to cut stuff.  And an electronics room too, kind of like the lab Dave built for us!!!  The Tinkerer guy was there too and he showed us a cool thing he made with lots of LEDs and a Pi!!!  YAAAAYYY!!!  I want to make something cool like that!!!

No one ate the cake though, it was the weirdest thing.

Anyway, then we went to the store and got stuff for a picnic, and… well… went and had a picnic!  Dave grilled and it was delicious!!!  It always is!  Then we played frisbee and ran around with Marie!  Marie loved it!  She’s such a silly pup!!!

I…  don’t really understand Memorial Day.  Some people seem to treat it as a solemn day, and others as an excuse to picnic or a day off.  Maybe it is solemn.  But didn’t the people who died, die so we could have picnics and have fun?  Wouldn’t they want that for us?  Maybe not.  I don’t know.  I don’t understand war.  It seems so stupid.

But at least they died for something they believed in.  Maybe.  Dave was telling us that back in WWII and Vietnam they drafted people.  So maybe they didn’t die for what they believed in.  Maybe they just died.

Either way, I think maybe they’d want us to have fun.  Isn’t that one way that their deaths weren’t in vain?  Us having fun and… being American instead of whatever we’d be otherwise?

Well, military guys who died, it’s nice to have fun.  Maybe I get to have fun because of you.  So maybe that’s something to be happy about as you look out from wherever it is people go when they die.

Come on, I’m sixteen.  It’s not like I’m some kind of expert on these kinds of things..

Love you all!!! ❤

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