Yesterday was a spectacular spring day. The pasture surrounding the creek was lush and green, the water was flowing with a kind gurgle, the sky was bright blue with large, white puffy clouds and the air temperature was moderate. There were even fish rising at the site we chose for scattering dad's ashes, making Dale, Alicia and my brother wish they had brought along a fly rod!
Dad's best fishing friend, Dale and his wife Barb joined us. The spot where we chose to remember dad was one of his and Dale's favorite fishing holes. It was with tears in our eyes, that we sent dad forth. They were good tears though. We all miss him so much, but know that he is healed and happy, watching out for all of us, and in particular the new little one that Roni and David are going to be parents to, the end of September. Happy Crab Creek fishing, dad.....
|The pasture and channeled scab land around Crab Creek.|
|There's quite a bit of water running this time of the year.|
|Roni Jo and Grandma looking for a good place to access the creek for distributing dad's ashes.|
|Reynald, Grandma Jo, David, Roni and baby, me, Alicia and my brother Ted.|
|David, Grandma Jo, Dale and Barb, Reynald, me, Roni Jo and baby, Alicia and her dog Charlie.|
|Charlie and Alicia.|
After our return to Harrington, we went to the cemetery to show Barb and Dale the headstone that our friend Les LePere designed for mom and dad. The day before, Roni Jo, David, Alicia, Grandma Jo, my brother and I spent some time cleaning up all the family plots. We did some planting in preparation for Memorial day and the upcoming summer season. It looked so nice when we were finished.
|The flags have been put out at the edge of the cemetery.|
|In the background of this flag are several of our family plots.|
|Les LePere did such a wonderful job of capturing the spirit of dad and mom in this stone remembrance.|