Friday, December 23, 2011

I Have Decked My Halls

I have decked my halls......
Now it's time to deck their halls.....
One done, 13 more to go.....
14 finished Christmas bouquets....
My Dad
I visit my Dad first.  Then Grandma D, Grandpa Dave, Aunt Susie.  Uncle Frank.   Great-Uncle Carl and his wife Marjorie.  My Nelson Great-Grandparents.  My Step-Grandparents.  Great Uncle Jack.  My Ensign Great-Grandparents.

Traditions are a funny thing.  How did they start?  When did I become this person who makes the bouquets at Christmas and Memorial day?  I'm not sure, but I don't mind.  It turns out, it's not Christmas for me, really, until I have covered my table with evergreen branches, tiny almost invisible spiders clinging to them, found Christmas ribbon and scissors and wire cutters and duct tape, and made my evergreen bundles.  

Then a short drive to our cemetery, and a carefully organized delivery to each and every loved one who has gone before.  Now, I have decked all the halls. Now, it is Christmas.


  1. very nice tradition :) Merry Christmas!

  2. That is awesome Michelle! I am so glad that you do this for all the family. Sad that there are so many. Thanks for taking pictures to share with everyone who isn't able to be there!