Today we are headed to the cemetery to put flowers on the graves of my husband's mother and grandmother. While we are there I will of course be remembering my relatives back in California who are laid to rest. My father who was a WWII veteran. My grandparents on both sides, which includes my beloved paternal grandmother with whom I was especially close.
With the passing of our beloved family pet yesterday, I hope it is not too weird that for our family, today rings loud and clear with his memory. Seventeen years is a long life for a dog and he had a great life. We were very fortunate that he spent it with us. I hope his Great Gig in the Sky includes a beach with sand crabs to chase. That was a favorite sport of his and it had been a few years since he had been able to enjoy it.
Edit Note: My sister posted this about Old Man. All my digitized pics he is old, but she has him still at his favorite beach.