Thursday, May 3, 2012

Decoration Day

With our Peonies in full bloom and Memorial Day nearly 4 weeks away, we decided to go with "nature" and took flowers to the cemetery this afternoon. We put them in 2 1/2 lb. coffee cans which we placed in front of the gravestones of both my folks and Elaine's. We sat them low enough to eliminate any tipping and ironically, both stones are very close to large Pin Oak trees which restricts grass and lawn mowing. While we only took flowers to our parents, we paid homage to those relatives in the immediate area. While both stones include the little vases on the base, they have not proved to be very efficient. We will be back out before Memorial Day  with additional flowers. Some of them may even be plastic but we rationalize that, "It's the Thought that Counts". It is also a time to reflect on how much our parents did for us that we didn't always fully appreciate at the time.

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