Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day 2008

I got up early this morning to drive to Wyoming to spend some time with the family up there. I always enjoy a day where I can get together and see my family. We always have a great time getting together no matter how big or how small the gathering may be.

At first we headed to the town cemetery where I visit the plots of two of the greatest women to enter my lives; my grandma Luella Bigler and a wonderful friend Shannon Clark-Wagner. I think about these two almost daily still, as well as many other family members and friends who have passed.

After visiting the memorials, we headed off to my aunt LaRae’s where we got together with some family and just had a great time talking, reminiscing and enjoying the entertainment of my cousin Chrissy’s boy Jackson. That kid is a hoot!
I then got to go and see one of my adopted families, the Hartmanns. It was good to see how much Connor and Brodey have grown. Like weeds those two! And of course it’s always good chatting it up with April.

The weather in Kemmerer was better than I expected. Usually on Memorial Day we’re sweeping on the plot markers because of snow, but today we got lucky with only wind, rain and slight hail, but the bad weather couldn’t ruin a good outing with family and friends.

The plots of Luella Bigler and Shannon Clark-Wagner

Random Recommendation: The Original Pancake House (went there last week and it was delicious)

Unfortunate Namesake: Urna Slutskin

Quirky Quote: What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life; to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories. ~ George Eliot

1 comment:

orangemily said...

It sounds like a nice day!