Tuesday, May 29, 2012
It was a beautiful Memorial Day! After several days of cold rainy weather...the sunshine was SO appreciated. We cut flowers from our garden and placed them in a big bucket with water to take down to visit the graves of our family that is close by. Grandma did this every year. We joined her occasionally. Now that she isn't here it is up to all of us. With our bucket of flowers (the peonies were ready and perfect bloom this year!) we headed to Papa's house to pick him up.
We visited the resting place of Grandma & Grandpa Davis and Uncle Kelly. We placed military flags at Grandpa and Kelly's sites to remember their military service. It was so nice to see so many families gathered at each cemetery. At the next cemetery we left flowers for an old family friend (Roy Parker) and Great Grandma and Grandpa (Goldie and Stanley).
After our visits we gathered at Papa's for a bbq. We met cousins/aunts/uncles there. Sally made a delicious meal. We spent the afternoon together. Papa invited us up to Grandma's to take some of the flowers and plants from her yard. Amanda, Michel and I started digging...Papa found buckets and we came home with a carload of flowers and plants (day lilies, ferns, peonies, purple leaf coral bells & beautiful strawberries). Grandma was the first person to teach me about planting flowers and gardens. She loved every flower and walking around my garden with some of the treasures from her yard is so sweet. We miss her.
We are so grateful for all those who have come before us. We miss those we knew and look forward to sweet reunions one day. The resting places of most of our family members aren't close by...but we think of them often and remember them fondly.