Silence of the Birds

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It’s Halloween. Richard always had a good time with Halloween. So after church this morning we stopped in Kroger and got a couple of helium filled Mylar Halloween balloons to take to the cemetery. It was a beautiful morning, perfectly clear sky and crisp but not too cool air. A hundred feet or so from […]

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Happy Birthday Lucas Holt

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Dear Lucas, We’ve never met. But I’ve thought of you often during the past year. Just wanted to send you a quick note to wish you a happy birthday. I’m Richard’s dad. I’m sure you two have met by now. He’s got the plot just up the hill from you. I visit him often. While […]

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Tree Thieves Strike

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Christmas was always a big deal to Richard. So we put out a Christmas tree at his grave and one at my mom’s grave which is located right behind Richard’s. We used live trees, intending to plant them somewhere later. They were in pots. We just dug into the ground and buried them up to […]

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Our First Halloween at the Cemetery

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Richard was a big fan of Halloween. So we had to do a little decorating around his tombstone. One tradition at our church has been a Halloween party for the kids. As part of this celebration there was often a haunted house – if there were enough older kids to run it. When Richard was […]

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