Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Cemetery Visits

In observance of Memorial Day, we visited the cemeteries of my grandparents and great-grandparents. The events started with dinner at Russ's house. (Thanks Russ and Erin!) We then drove to Grandma and Grandpa Burrup's grave-site in Provo. Someone had placed mums next to the headstone and I placed iris from my yard.


We then traveled to Lehi where we met Sharon with two of her kids and their associated spouses and children. Grandma Zimmerman was with them, but didn't get out of the car. She looked good to me and was in her usual cheerful mood. I think she would have gotten out of the car, but there were thunderstorms forming along with cold gusty winds.

There were already multiple flowers placed at Grandpa Zimmerman's and Kate's headstones. I added more of the iris and also some peonies from my yard. (I chose the iris and the peonies because they were both given to me by Grandma Zimmerman.)

We then drove to American Fork and visited the grave-site of Great-Grandma Dean.

It was a great day and a good way to remember our deceased loved-ones.

7 comments:

Amy and Brad said...

Good job honoring/remembering your loved ones who have passed on (and teaching your kids to do the same)!

Beverly said...

Thanks Brent. It was very thoughtful of you and Russ to visit the cemeteries for Memorial Day. Your flowers are beautiful and when I get home, I'd really appreciate a start from them.

Scott said...

Thanks for representing the Scott and Beverly Zimmerman Family on memorial day. I love the pictures.

The Bullknitter said...

What a great way to spend Memorial Day.

Sheri said...

Thanks for posting these pictures!

Rita said...

You're the best, Sweetheart. Thanks for going to do the family tradition thing and for teaching our kids what's important. Love you!

Debbie said...

What a perfect Memorial Day. That's what we liked to do on this day when we lived in Utah. Sweet.