Friday, May 26, 2017
Flowers for Memorial Day
I had bought flowers and potted them at the beginning of the month. Even w/ all of my planning and prep only three pots had open flowers. I need four. I remembered the county highway mower had kindly left my bunch of lilacs near the road so last night I went out and cut a bouquet of them. As I've said before, I am convinced my grandmother's ghost would rise up before me if I were to put plastic flowers on her grave. (Interesting ... that would make it a wrathful wraith.) I placed the flowers at the cemetery and then went to pick up Aunt Bev. The nursing home had a memorial service remembering Aunt June and all of the other residents who had died in the last year. They used the largest room in the nursing home and even so it was packed. Afterward I dropped Aunt Bev back off at Aunt Ruth & Uncle Rodney's home and I stopped off to check on all of the flowers I'd placed out earlier. The local boy scout troop had taken on the task of cleaning all of the tombstones as their community project this year. I'd been thinking I needed to get the lichen off my grandparents headstones before names became unreadable. The Boy Scouts thankfully beat me to it.