Sunday, June 28, 2009

Rest In Peace

On Friday, we buried my dad's ashes. I think this finally gave everyone some closure and peace. It seemed weird without a grave to visit. Before, he was in a wooden box on the freezer in my mom's back room! Kinda weird! Well, maybe only to me.

The cute retired Veterans came and did a nice ceremony, including the 21 gun salute. And they played Taps, that always makes every one cry.

Of course, something weird and dorky always happens, so we're always crying and laughing at the same time. My brother in law fell in the grave! Wooops!

And, we all thought it was so neat to see the man playing Taps on a trumpet, till Greg said there was a tape player in the horn! I swear, next he'll probably tell me there's no Santa Claus.

And when we got home, there was a beautiful double rainbow in the sky! Thanks Dad!
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Nicole said...

I am glad you will have a place to go and visit now - I think it really does make a difference. What a beautiful day for you and your family - the double rainbow was amazing too. Hope your brother-in-law found his way out!!

Erica said...

These pictures all touched my heart! My favorites were the rainbow picture and the shot of your mom with Cannon. Love you :o)

Jadie Jaden Jack said...

I totally loved this post. It was very heart warming and funny then, when I go tot the rainbow...I cried.
I love you and your Family. I'm so happy you have some closure.


Kimmy said...

It sounds like a wonderful day for all...well, maybe not your brother-in-law. Glad you are feeling like you have closure. It's very important to have that. Aaron and I got a kick out of Greg ruining the fun of the trumpet. So Greg!!

Nikki said...

Piper.. what a beautiful day. I'm sure your dad is happy and at peace. My grandma wasn't buried either. My grandpa and aunt split her up and spread her ashes in different places. It was sad not to have a resting place that I could go to. I'm glad you have that place now.
On a side note, I can't believe your BL fell into the grave. Creepy! I'm sure it was funny to see.
Miss you guys lot. Meeting up at the park was so amazing. I wish we had done it more often and sooner. Next time I am up, we'll have to do it again.
Lots of love!!

Greg said...

Your Dad was a great guy. I am glad I was able to golf with him. I hope you are doing well.

Jenifer said...

Awww, I'm so happy to see the rainbow, how beautiful! And I'm sure he really was playing taps, no recorder in sight;)

Crazymamaof6 said...

what a fabulous surprise after that. love the rainbow pic.
ah, nice to have some closure. and finally have him rest in peace and a place to go visit.

funny about falling in the grave. i can't imagine how that happened.