Memorial Day Weekend : Part One Saturday Essay

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Part One, Saturday

Nathan and Daniel have been friends for as long as they can remember. The started school on the same day when they were five years old and have been in the same classes ever since. This Friday afternoon they graduate from high school and this weekend, Memorial Day weekend, they both turn 18 years old; Nathan’s birthday is Saturday and Daniel’s on Sunday. This fall they both head off to college and to play baseball; after all those hours playing in the desert sun, they both earned a scholarship to play baseball with the Sun Devils of Arizona State University.

The young men are picture perfect athletes, they could have just competed in the Ancient Greek Olympic games. The sun had bronzed their skin everywhere
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Samantha and Wendy met at a PTA meeting, when they found out their sons were the same age and were already best friends in school, they too became close friends. When they found out they both had the same birthday, this Monday, Memorial Day, everything seemed perfect.

Both mothers had plenty of chance to remarry as their boys got older -- Samantha is a southern belle from outside Dallas with looks that even now at 41 could land her on the Cowboys’ cheerleading team. She is smart and funny while working in the marketing department at a hotel and golf resort, and says everything in her sweet as pie southern accent, no one can stay mad at her for long. Almost always walking around in her tight blue jeans and boots, she could not sneak up on anyone with her boots on; and with her ten gallon cowboy hat on over her long, blond hair and “ILUVBOYS“ license plate on her SUV, she’s a hard woman to forget. Wendy is a no nonsense 39 year old woman who dresses for comfort whenever possible, her standard driving around uniform are yoga pants and a t-shirt around her well conditioned body. When not working as a landscaper‘s assistant, she is hiking in the mountains, running to keep herself in shape or making sure the PTA had enough money for their next meetings and events. Samantha and Wendy loved their sons and loved each other, they share everything with each other.

Friday’s ceremony was spending time in caps and gowns, posing for photos with

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