Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Memorial Day spent gardening, traveling and in remembrances.......
Poppie got up early and took Bug to Kalispell to meet his connecting ride back to ND. Poppie got stuck in a parade so stopped in to see his mom and then got behind a RV wreck so was gone longer than he had initially expected to be. He had a good trip all considered. It was a little hard on him as he has been being weaned off of his only term chronic pain meds due to new rules and regulation from the government. He being one never to await the inevitable took himself fully off of them a week or so back. It has been hard on him but he is managing to learn to live with more pain and that is becoming his normal. Traveling is always hard on him and a 294 mile trip was no exception. We, the Ladies and I, planted more of the garden while he was gone. He had helped us the night before and here are the photos for both....
Poppie and Yogie seed with a seeder.
Poppie, Yogie and Booboo discuss seed options.
Yogie seeds and Booboo plants.
Booboo makes sure the rows are straight.
Yogie seeds more......
Poppie returned home and we all went up to the cemetery. We had never done that before. The Ladies were in awe of it really. We kept are voices low and respectful. We read every stone. The flagged ones were in honor of the Veteran who served our country. In our cemetery there are stones from the Civil War, the Spanish American war, WWI, WWII, the Korean war and the Vietnam war. We don't have any, as yet, from the Iraq wars or the Afghanistan war. I am sure in years to come they will be added to our cemetery. We got to see the Memorial to Veterans of Foreign wars. It was a peaceful outing. The deer walked along by us about 30 feet away showing no fear it was almost like they too understood the reverence of the day and place. We spent about two hours walking row to row, reading the stones, the fallen heroes, the babies who's time was so fleeting, the one that lived a hundred years and the many that have been laid there over a hundred years. We had a very nice close to our long weekend. We saw many a stone that could have used a scrub and maybe next year we will go back and scrub them because we all felt that our visiting the cemetery was one of our new favorite ways to spend the day, in memorial honoring remembering those in on this
Memorial day.......Lord be praised, Amen........ tomorrow.
Posted by Debbie Kelsey at 8:19 AM