Bill's Tree At The Cemetery/Pics

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by wolftracks, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

    Nov 6, 2009
    Last week I finally got to drive out to the cemetery and take Bill's tree.

    It was so beautiful, but sad, driving through the gate.

    For once, every grave had been visited, even though it was just for the wreaths that they place every year.

    We had a hard time finding a star for the top, but finally found a little red one. When we put out tree up at home we had forgotten that the start Bill and Dalotah would put on the tree was red also. Guess he wated a piece of home.

    I couldn't find anything that I wanted to put on his tree. I wanted to cover it with Harleys, Army Men and Dragons. I'm going to look and see what I find over the next year, so I can do it next Christmas.

    Until then, his decorations are all red, white and blue.

    Here's some pics.


    My oldest grand daughter Christina went with us that day. Makayla is the grand daughter that Bill and I had been raising and Dakotah, our baby.
    Bill and I didn't have kids together. I have 6, he has 4, so we had 10. You'd never know he was a stepdad/grandpa. They all loved him and miss him.


  2. WingingIt

    WingingIt Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    It's beautiful. [​IMG]
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Yes, beautiful. [​IMG]
  4. clairabean

    clairabean Songster

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    It is beautiful. [​IMG]

    And all the markers with wreaths takes my breath away. So touching.

  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Just so beautiful and touching!
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    He is smiling down on you for your thoughtfulness and sharing it with children.
  7. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

    Nov 6, 2009
    Thank you.

    You can't tell by the way my son is dressed but it was cold out there! LOL

    This is the cemetery I'm trying to set up a program for flags for each marker.

    The cemetery is only 3-4 years old. Bill died in July and there are probably twice as many graves now.

    So sad.

    We had ornaments flying in the wind that day and the weather has been so bad, I hope everything holds up.

  8. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Beautiful tree [​IMG]
  9. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

    Nov 6, 2009
    The monkey Makayla is holding is the one she got during the funeral.

    Some of the younger grandkids and nieces and nephews got them.

    They have RILEY on them and they are dressed in camies.

    Some got bears and others got monkeys.

    They also have caps, but it was so windy we left it in to car so we wouldn't lose it.

    Most nights Kayla sleeps with it.

    I have a daughter with no kids so she bought them for the little ones.

  10. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

    Nov 6, 2009
    I got a request from a member that asked if I could post a picture of Bill

    Here's my honey


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