Memorial Day is this weekend and that means it's officially time to pull out the grill to fire-up some serious vittles!

Mmmm, can you smell what I smell??

More importantly, Memorial Day (a.k.a Decoration Day) is a time to celebrate those who have gone before us to protect the freedom's we have in this fine country!  I love America and our history ... I especially love our troops past and present.  Make sure you go out of your way to call, hug and/or kiss a soldier or vet by Monday.  Let him or her know how much you appreciate his or her sacrifice for your (and my) continued protection -- and then grab a hot dog, slice of apple pie and wave a flag above your door!

BTW, if you're one of the million-plus travelers throughout the state of Michigan this weekend ... make sure you check out prices at the pump before you head out at

Not to upset you, this time last year a gallon cost $2.68.    Analysts say prices will stay below $4 -- whew, hew!!

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