Thursday, September 26, 2013

Santa Nella, Memorial Day - 2013

It was such a touching experience to have the whole family visit Mimi and Ardy's gravesite on Memorial Day.  I had floods of fun, touching, and hilarious memories attack me.  My grandparents were fabulous grandparents, doting parents, honorable military servants, faithful volunteers in the community, and overall wonderful human beings.  I love to remember them, and this was the perfect outing for it.

Add a gorgeous, mile-long, flag-lined road and you might find it's hard to keep your eyes dry.

I kept thinking of my favorite patriotic verse:

"Oh beautiful,
For heroes proved
Through liberating strife,
Who more than self
Their country loved,
And mercy more than life!"