Monday, December 28, 2009

Allegheny County Memorial Park--A Holiday Visit

Yesterday we visited Allegheny County Memorial Park....the three Hughes kids and my husband, Ted. It was a day set aside to pay our respects to those in our family who have passed and they are all buried in the same cemetery in Allison Park, Pennsylvania.

A poinsettia was placed at Mom's burial place in the mausoleum. We sang her favorite Christmas hymn, O Come All Ye Faithful and read from Ecclesiastes--For Everything There is a Season.

Jeff had stopped at Antietam on his way west and purchased a union hat and flag. He fashioned, with wire, a civil war memorial appropriate for our Dad...a civil war buff.

Finally, I was able to purchase a holiday wreath for our Grandmother Stark aka Teek. Somehow in the hustle and bustle of the fall, I neglected to send in the money and form for her wreath. She died back in 1971 and has ALWAYS had a Christmas wreath.

There are numerous family and extended family members as well as friends buried at Memorial Park. We drove around visiting everyone. It was to be a solemn time of reflection and memory.

© 2010, copyright Linda Hughes Hiser


  1. Lovely post, nice memorials, the CW cap is a very special touch.

  2. What a wonderful thing for a family to do.Thank you for sharing this.