Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Advent Calendar : Christmas and Deceased Relatives

Did your family visit the cemetery at Christmas? How did your family
honor deceased family members at Christmas?

I do not remember visiting the cemetery at Christmas.  We would honor their memories by continuing traditions and remembering them that way.  

My mom and dad shared a bit that I didn't know:
Grandma Ruth LeMaster always visited the cemetery and placed wreaths or grave blankets on the deceased.   I don't visit the cemetary at Christmas.   Since my parents are buried next to the highway, I always look over at the tombstone and think of them.   One way I probably honor my parents is to talk about them to my grandchildren.   I also bake their favorite cookies.   I decorate the house with many of my parent's decorations.

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