Sunday, December 17, 2017

Momentous



My mother’s tombstone was installed this month. Dad asked the monument company to please try to have it done before Christmas. They were married fifty-seven years. When I saw the center inscription I bawled like a baby.



Have you ever seen a wedding date inscribed on a headstone? What would you like yours to read?

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10 comments:

  1. Interesting. I don't really think I've ever seen the marriage date on a headstone before. Personally, I'd question if it would be worth it for my side. While we've been married for a few years, we dated and lived together for over a decade prior to that. Sooo... haha

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    1. Oh, I know what you mean, Robert. ~grin~ Maybe folks like us should use the date we got together.

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  2. Aww...that's such a sweet inscription.

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    1. I didn't expect it. My Dad is smart and funny and hardworking and supportive and many other wonderful things, but sweet took me off guard. ~grin~ I'm lucky to have him.

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  3. I have never seen that done before...nice. 57 years is a long time and totally amazing since folks don't stay together that long these days. What would I want my tombstone to read...I have no clue. But I do know that since I don't have a preacher that knows me enough to speak about me so I want friends to do it, to speak about me. My friends and family know me better than anyone. I will have to think about your question more.

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    1. Interestingly, this minister did not know my mother at all despite Mom and Dad's diligent church attendance and service. Her health made it impossible the last few years. The woman mistakenly talked about Mom's enjoyment working in her rose garden. I almost laughed. My mother hated gardening. ~grin~ Best to let loved ones speak, and we had lots of that!

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  4. That is sweet, I have not seen it before. Our headstone is already at the cemetery, the only thing missing is our death dates. I had bought a 4 space plot when my Dad passed away.. I was going to have 2 stones, but the cemetery said I could only have one so I had one made with one big base- and two stones, and a crucifix in the middle. I am sure this Christmas will be difficult for you without your mom. XO

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    1. Awww... How sweet that you'll be buried beside them. We have family plots available where Mom's cremains were buried, and I like the idea of being interred there, too. ~hugs~ I feel Mom's presence, actually, and am glad she's no longer suffering, so it's not so bad.

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  5. No, I've never seen that on a headstone.

    I don't plan on having a headstone. I plan on being cremated.

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    1. For someone unsentimental as my father always seemed, it struck me as extra special. ~grin~ Interestingly, my mother was cremated, but then the square urn was interred with her cremains.

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