Monday, July 12, 2010

Missouri Trip - Morgan Memorial Park

While home, we visited the Morgan Memorial Park cemetery to place flowers on the grave of DH's mother. A little red, white and blue seemed appropriate for our early July visit.
The family owned cemetery holds so many memories for Ford. I enjoy walking with him as he pauses at individual grave stones of family and friends recalling stories, that more often than not brings a smile to his face. His community was small and as you might assume, very close to one another.

We often visit graves of friends and family when visiting in my home state of Maine or DH's Missouri, usually we bring fresh or silk flowers. We enjoy tidying up the few that could use a little sprucing. A tradition we hope to pass on to AA.
It's good to honor both the love and the loss of family when visiting those who have passed on before you. I like that DH will often end his prayers asking God to bless our family members "past, present and future".


Number 6 and no more counting! said...

what a sweet lovely post.


Anonymous said...

That is a very sweet tradition and a great one to pass down to your little ones. It's important to never forget where you come from and all the people that paved the way for you :)

Dita said...

So beautiful. I just love the Red White and Blue flowers. How fitting.

I learned from a very special man (who is now departed himself) the peace and solace and, yes, happy memories that visiting the graves of those gone before us can bring.

I usually leave a stone on the headstone to let others know I, too, was there.