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    Tuesday, May 26, 2009

    Before I Forget

    This was also a bittersweet Memorial Day. Normally I spend the afternoon at the cemetery for the Veterans tribute, and then meet up for lunch at Julie's house. I wasn't there last year, and it didn't really faze me.

    This year I would have had a better reason to visit. Here are some shots of the headstone that I totally jacked from my sisters blog. Thanks, Jill.

    The headstone is granite, and it was carved in Belgium. My mom would be pissed that it's so big. Not her style at all. But that temple engraving is so gorgeous, she would forget all about the size issue.


    I love how it says "Pokey". She would get such a laugh over that. I wish I could hear her laugh just one more time. And her smile was always so sincere. She deserves the beauty of this headstone, and so much more.

    I miss you, mom. I love you.


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    10 Response(s):

    Larissa said...

    I thought of your mom a lot yesterday. Really last year's Memorial Day breakfast was the last that most of us were able to see her healthy and she was madly in charge of the whole thing and it was at her house. Plus, she was always awesome with ideas for kid fun ie: bounce house. Anyway, I didn't go this year and just remembered last years all daylong. I can hear her laughing too. I love the picture I have on my blog of her and Pam in Hawaii. I caught her laughing at something. When you look at it, you can almost hear it.

    Kelli said...

    It wasn't the same this year. Troy and I were talking and we only went to the cemetery before because she made us. Now we are going for her. It is so different.

    Lacey Fay Cottrell said...

    The head stone is gorgeous! I know your mom meant alot to you From what you have said of her and how she lived she was an extrodanary lady!!!

    Laura said...

    Wow, Keli the temple engraving is beautiful!

    Meg & Josh said...

    It wasn't the same without you! I miss you!

    Glad you had fun this weekend.

    Darci & Devin Buhl said...

    I just read your article and it totally took me back to when I was little and we would visit "through the back door." Your mom was really great. Hope you guys are doing good.

    Kalli Ko said...

    beautiful stone, your mom would love it I'm sure!

    Kathie said...

    You should have seen all the beautiful flowers on your mom grave. I think she'd like that.

    Shar said...

    That headstone is BEAUTIFUL! I really love the temple carving on it. So pretty.

    Allison Claire said...

    What a wonderful post. Your Mom was the best. :)