Sunday, May 26, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend 2013

Last spring Grandma Mary called me and said she wanted to buy a headstone for Damara.  I was so grateful for her generosity and told her so.  She told me to go to Everlasting Monuments in Show Low and pick out whatever I wanted so on the way to the Valley one time last spring I stopped and ordered a very simple headstone that I thought I would like.  Several months later the lady from Everlasting called me and said it was in so on a trip to Show Low one time with Tad we stopped and picked it up.  I had hoped for a family time to set the headstone but it never seemed to happen.  Last week I had an email from Debbie saying they were setting a headstone for Aunt Betsy on Memorial Weekend Saturday and afterwards they were having a family get together and my kids and I were invited.  Sunday Homer called and said they were inviting everyone and asked me to bring some chili beans.  I talked to Tad and he didn't have plans for Saturday so we agreed that would be a good time for us to set Damara's headstone, too.  Brianne and Gage were over for the weekend and we headed to Nutrioso Saturday morning and I am so pleased with the headstone.  I was saddened to see Damara's original headstone so badly weather worn and it wouldn't have lasted much longer.
Weather Worn but holding together

As a matter of fact it started falling apart when Tad just touched it.  It was holding together for us to put the new one in.  I am so happy with her headstone...nothing fancy but so very pretty in my opinion.

Tad making sure it is level
Her new headstone...I love it!
Damara's and Don's graves
After with flowers

After with flowers
The family BBQ Saturday evening was well-attended and a lot of fun.  
Uncles and Aunts
We had lots of good food and a good time visiting. 

Once again I am so grateful for my many blessings, the greatest of all being a mother.  I love my  kids to the moon and back and my grandkids make my heart hurt.  I know that one day I will have the opportunity to be with Damara again and get to know her as I know my other three kids.  I am so excited for that time to come!

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My Favorite Books (So Far)

  • Anything by Neal A. Maxwell
  • Captains & The Kings - Taylor Caldwell
  • Erma Bombeck
  • Heaven & Hell - John Jakes
  • Love & War - John Jakes
  • North & South - John Jakes
  • The Dwelling Place - Catherine Cookson

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Crazy grandma, obsessed with scrapbooking everything in her kids' lives and then some!