Friday, October 5, 2012

My Grandfather's Grave

I visited my Grandfather's grave while I was home, like I always do. He died in 1949. My grandmother passed away in 2005 and she is now buried next to him. She was without him for 56 years and sent flowers from her garden to his grave every week until she was too elderly and then my father and aunty would do it for her.

These glass domed flowers have been here for as long as I remember. I guess they were originally coloured but have faded over the years. They're not bolted down or anything and I asked Dad when they were put there. He said they had been there since the funeral in 1949. I don't know why I'm so surprised by that, I just am.