Yesterday I went with my mother, sister and aunt to the country for Decoration Day.  I know that it is now called Memorial Day, but my grandfather always called it Decoration Day.  He never missed a year in decorating the graves of those family members long gone.  From the time I was a little girl, I can remember going with my grandparents to the cemeteries.  I have always been fascinated by the stories my grandfather would tell of his ancestors and the old headstones.  Yesterday I took my camera along to make sure I got some pictures.  I have a few things in mind for projects and knew that I could find just the right items to photograph and use.

I was extremely touched by this angel yesterday.

Angel

I don’t know that this is one of the oldest in the cemetery, but the only angel I saw.  As I looked at her and the aging the elements have caused, it made me think of the family that was buried there.  There must be no one left, as there were no flowers and all the headstones were in very bad shape.  However, if one cleaned them and in particular the angel, would they have the same effect and appeal as they do now?  Probably not!  I think that eventually you will see her again . . . perhaps as a background or even the main element.

AND because it is Memorial Day Weekend,

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’re enjoying the long weekend!

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