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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

memories

I hope everyone had a safe memorial day weekend. I live far away from my family now but when I was young my grandfather, who served in World War 1, traditionally would ask to be driven to the cemetary so he could tidy up the graves of his friends and loved ones. He was born in the late 1800's and was in his late teens/early twenties during the war. We had to get dressed up in our Sunday best and we quietly raked and weeded and cleaned grave sites, some of the people had names I could recognize but most were dead years and years before I was born. I called my parents yesterday and guess where they were? Yup. Tidying up the graves. I wore the straw hat that my Grandpa always wore on Sundays and special occasions, I remembered him and everyone else that has proudly served our country, he died when I was 26 he was 95.





On a different note we had tons of beef.



And hammock relaxation.

14 comments:

Tanya Kristine said...

what a sweet memory and what a great thing for your grandfather to do with you. teahces you about history, respect and hope.

Burgers look damn good. hammock looks complicated.

buffalodickdy said...

It was our turn to tend the graves this year..
Killer burger!

doggybloggy said...

TK: I lived with my grandparents pretty much during the week during school so I have a lot of fond memories...when I was 10 he was 79 and we used to "race" to the mailbox...he always let me win...by 14 (by 12 and 13 I drove the tractor)I could drive (small town) and I was "allowed" to drive them to church.

buff: good job....
Yeah...I made a double decker nap bomb....zzzzzzzzzzz

Dana said...

I attended our local parade hosted by the VFW and AMVETS - I'm actually considering joing them this year!

akakarma said...

Sounds like great times!Grandparents have so much to offer.

Leighann said...

That's a fantastic memory, thanks for sharing it.

The burger looks yummy!

Lara Croft said...

I could so go that burger drools

Bina said...

Holy Crap! That may be the biggest burger I've ever seen!

debbyd said...

i miss my grandma she lived to be 95 as well and I lost her in my late 20's. That's a great post and i bet he had terrific stories you remember.. and by the way. How do you get your mouth around a beeautiful monster like that? Is there some special stretching involved? and I'm on a diet. No fair. But a cheeseburger is first on my list when I drop the extra 15.

Andie said...

That was such a nice memory. That burger looks so freakin good, man....jealous, so jealous.

Tanya Kristine said...

you're lucky to have g'parents. i never did. feel sorry for me, k?

TavoLini said...

nice! I, too, live far from my family. Make sure your son learns how to keep up the graves, too.

Hammock looks comfy!

Spin said...

That's such a nice memory to have.

What did you put on that burger for cheese?? Mouth watering!

yum yum

HAR said...

I love that you still remember that about your Grandpa.

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