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DrumMajor Linda in Kansas

Pretty flowers for your cemetery visit. Those look like sturdy hiking shoes. Your neighborhood can't be too boring with all of the flowers, views, and snow-capped mountains. Try Kansas; it's flat, boring with no hills. Linda in Kansas

Zazzy

When we visited my mom's parents, my grandmother, mom and I - and sometimes an aunt or two - would go to the old cemetery where her parents and some of her 13 sibilings were buried. She would tell us of the babies who died and the other aunts and uncles. We took flowers and I wandered around the cemetery finding headstones with no death dates - of people who would be a couple hundred years old. There wasn't anything scary or even that solemn about it. It was remembering and stories of life.

I love new shoes. Especially new white sneakers.

AC

I don’t think that I have ever taken flowers to a cemetery. Indeed, I have scarcely visited. When we left out last home in ’05, I did visit my parents plot to say a sort of goodbye. I can appreciate that the physical visit helps us to focus our thoughts and memories for a short while.

Arkansas Patti

Like your Dad, I can see where the visits are for the living. It lets us for a moment to feel like we are in their sphere and to feel their presence with lovely memories.
So glad you did that for your Mom. Hydrangeas and roses are the perfect flowers.

Debbie

Cemeteries can be incredibly interesting places to wander through, especially those with sections that are very old. They are often like mini history lessons. I'm sure your mom appreciated you going along with her. I have given very specific instructions to my kids regarding post-death. No cemeteries involved. Hope the weekly activities are going well.

Susan

Visiting the cemetery is cathartic. Stirring both happy and sad times of the past. Your mother asking to visit the cemetery and your willingness and support to make this happen is very loving. Your new hiking shoes look perfect for long walks and hikes. You seem to have a great fitness routine for maintaining good health and wellness. Also, your Mom looks terrific in the photo.

Jenni Elyse

After my mom passed away, my dad would visit her grave once a week when he live an hour away. Then, he moved just up the street from the cemetery and visited her grave every day until he was no longer able. My mom would've told him to stop if she were alive, but it brought him so much comfort to be able to visit her. I'm sad that now that he's gone, no one is showing him the same devotion. :/

Karen Sullivan

Such a beautiful photo of your mom at your Dad's resting place. May they all rest in peace.

Joanne Noragon

Nice of you to go with your mother, to watch out for her.

Ed

For some reason, everyone in my immediate family hates cemeteries but me. I find them quite comforting for some reason, thinking about all the lives they contain. I don't know what that signals if anything.

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