It took many phone calls, some letters and of course more money. But at last the date has been set. On Saturday, August 24th, at 11am we will put both my parents to rest in the family owned plot (since 1833) here in upstate New York. Brad is out as I type looking for a nice piece of maple or oak to make a box for my Mom's ashes. Daddy is already in a metal canister. The 2 of them will be together in plot 4.
IT will be a family thing the 3 boys will bring their families, my girls will be with us. Our Pastor will Bless the grave and say a few words. I know I will cry, that is okay.
After we are done there, we will be going to a restaurant called Smokey Bones. My parents loved ribs so it seemed like a great place to end. We shall have a toast to Mom and Daddy, eat some ribs and share stories.
Maybe not the typical way to celebrate the lives of ones' parents. BUT; I have prayed and thought long and hard. I believe my parents will be okay with this kind of good bye.
My last entry will be after the funeral. Then I can close the book on "Alzheimer's is Horrid"!
God Bless you all.