Friday, May 29, 2009

Thanks to all

After I went by the nursery last week I stopped by a local funeral home. My parents funerals were held there in 1999. Outside is a Veteran's Memorial Garden.

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There are many bricks with names on them. I remember when Dad's was first installed. His last name was misspelled. I notified them and it was corrected.

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I noticed another familiar name while I was there.

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I knew this man for my entire life. All of these folks have families and loved ones they left behind.

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As I stood there I looked at many many bricks. I thought of all of the stories they could tell. Times they had while serving their country and protecting our freedom.

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I love the flag there. It's so majestic.

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I have so much to be thankful for. Especially you Dad. Thanks for you.

9 comments:

piglet said...

i went to a graveyard today, but not for the same reason as you.

it's interesting to me that your daddy's born and died dates are double numbers, 1922-1999

Lou said...

My town has a very old cemetery. I love looking at the old headstones, and wondering about the lives of the people.

dAAve said...

Very nice.

Scott W said...

Although they spelled his first name correctly as he used it since he entered the Army, he was actually born Stephen. When he and his buddies were enlisting they misspelled his first name, and instead of having them correct it and miss being sent off with his friends, he left the spelling as it was. Thus the spelling of my own first name.

I don't know where this memorial is. Didn't even know there was one there.

Trailboss said...

So, it's right outside the funeral home. The one where their services were. When the first brick was installed they had the last name as Woodward.

Bill said...

My dad lied about his age when he joined the Navy, so all of his official records are incorrect. Plus, his first name was Layton, and his new Navy buddies weren't having any of that so they renamed him "Hank," which remained his nickname throughout his life.

Thanks for sharing these nice photos!

Chef said...

That was a very touching post. Glad you shared it.

xoxo
Linda and Chef

Flying Lily said...

i miss my dad so much, every day. Lovely post helping me remember the beauty of having a lovely father.

Dusty Devoe said...

Nice post. I love cemetary's. I ride my bike in the one behind our all the time. Love all the beautiful old head stones. Hope you had a great vacation!!!