Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - When there are no graves.

While I was searching through my database deciding whose gravesite to feature on today's Tombstone Tuesday, I thought that I would feature my Mother, since her birthday would have been November 5.

Let me begin by saying that my family doesn't "do funerals". Both sets of my grandparents and my mother have passed away and I have never been to a family funeral. I was 30 before I ever visited the grave of a relative. I know for sure that my paternal grandparents and my mother were cremated and their ashes scattered in the ocean. I need to find out if my maternal grandparents were buried or cremated.

 
 Norma Jean Fullerton Hancock Keesey

 Born: Nov 5, 1931 in Los Angeles, CA

Died: Dec 30, 1997 in Palo Alto, CA

My mother died peacefully after a long battle with diabetes.

I miss you mom.



Photo Credit: Paul Keesey (my Dad)

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4 comments:

Amy (We Tree) said...

Happy birthday to your mom. That's a lovely picture to honor her memory.

My family doesn't do funerals, either. Haven't been to a service for a family member yet.

Alice Keesey Mecoy said...

Amy, thank you for visiting my blog, and for showing that my family is not the only one that does not do funerals.

kinfolknews said...

Beautiful photo and a great way to memorialize your mom.

My father did was "buried" similarly and I've wondered how to pay him tribute on "Tombstone Tuesday".

Thanks for a great post.

~Regina

Alice Keesey Mecoy said...

Kinfolknews -

Thank you for visiting my blog. I agree that the photo my dad took is quite beautiful.