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.
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