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    Quote Originally Posted by bbnbama;2967600;
    I'm going to "decorations" today where my dad is buried....for those that may not know (this may be a Southern thing)...decorations is when we go to the cemetary and put new bright pretty flowers on the graves. In my situation, today is decorations for my dad's side of the family. I know some people who have dinner on the ground at some local church but we actually go back to my aunt's (the only surviving member of my dad's family) to eat....unbelievably good food...a rough day for a Weight Watchers member like me! I had to make some WW food to carry just so I knew I wouldn't completely go off course!

    I always love going to decorations but for some reason this year I feel sad...daddy has been gone 12 years so its not a "anniversary" year...I guess because my son is 15 and driving and my dad would have gotten a kick out of that and because he's got a new grandson (his last grandchild) and it always makes me sad knowing he lived to see 2 of his grandchildren born but missed out on the other 2 kids my brother had.

    Memorial Day actually started out as Decoration Day in the South. Women would put flowers and clean the graves of the soldiers from both North and South that had died on the battlefield and were usually buried nearby and also usually far away from their family. It eventually became memorial day and after WW One was expanded to include all veterans and not just the ones that died in the Civil War. Now it includes all loved ones and not just our veterans.

    What you both did was very lovely and meaningful. My parents ashes were scattered and while that was a beautiful ceremony, I really don't have anywhere to go to honor them. I do have a small container of their ashes here at home.
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    I don't know, I've always thought when the ashes are scattered, that any place that you feel close to your "lost loved one" is a fine place to honor them. One of my favorite places is a bird sanctuary by Lake Erie. It's so peaceful.

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    Everytime I drive into Solvang I feel my mom around. It was one of her favorite places so I get very choked up driving through there. Even though her urn is on my hutch in the livingroom, I feel her all over the place. Solvang is one place I go to sit and re-connect with her and that makes me sad but happy at the same time.
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    My kids want to put flowers on my Mom's grave for Mother's Day......I'm not big on visiting cemetaries as I get little to no comfort from it. My parents used to go weekly to water the flowers they'd planted on their parents' graves and kept them up immaculately. My "sinister" does that now as she was always the "good one". I'll take the kids to place the flowers though as they never knew either of my parents and have only met their Dad's parents once.
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    Yes mother's day is coming, get some flowers for your mom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buglover;2974571;
    Everytime I drive into Solvang I feel my mom around. It was one of her favorite places so I get very choked up driving through there.
    My Mom loved Solvang, too. She loved the family getting together for a weekend at Christmas time. It became a tradition. Here's a picture of us by the town's Christmas tree. My Mom is second from the right. I can understand how choked up you must get, buglover. I haven't been to Solvang since she passed away, but I know when I visit, I'll see and feel her everywhere.

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    For those who will be missing their Mom's tomorrow, you'll be in my thoughts. And those of you who are Mom's yourself...Happy Mother's Day.
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    That's so nice lopevian. One day you'll have to make a trip to Solvang even if it's to pass through to go to the casino! Today's been a little rough but I'm babysitting so my mind isn't really on mom or grandma right now. Tonight when it's quiet, I'm going to write them a letter and put it away for myself. It always makes me feel better to share my thoughts and fears on paper even if they'll never see it.
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    My Mom passed away five years ago. On Mothers day we always deliver meals to seniors who have no family to spend time with them. We have been doing this for over 11 years as a family.

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    MsDiva2007, you have my condolences on the loss of your Mom. The way your family has been spending Mother's Day for the last 11 years is both beautiful and inspirational.

    Buglover, I have a feeling they'll know every word of your letter.

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    Re: Losing a Mom

    This isn't about my mom or anyone's mom, but about a friend I lost 2 years ago to cancer.

    Today is his birthday. Our birthday's were a day apart and we celebrated them together for years! I really miss him today.
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