cemetery run 2010 – part one

No, it’s not a marathon conducted in a cemetery (I was recently asked if that’s what the cemetery run was). Each year at Christmas time we visit the family graves at five cemeteries – Desert Lawn, Riverside National, Inglewood Park, Forest Lawn Cypress and Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills – and decorate them, some years elaborately and some years not so elaborately. This year was a little of each.

The first part (one of four) was a few weeks ago when we met up with cousins Chuck & Larie and my Uncle Buddy at Forest Lawn Cypress, where my Grandmother, Granddaddy and Auntie Brenda are buried.

Grandmother’s grave:

Granddaddy’s grave:

Chuck at Auntie Brenda’s grave:

Uncle Buddy, Larie and Chuck at Auntie Brenda’s grave:

After the decorating was finished we headed over to Knott’s Berry Farm for lunch at TGI Friday’s and some wandering through the shops. Chuck and Mike were pooped out so they found a comfortable bench to rest on while the rest of us shopped.

It was the first time we’ve gone cemeterying (yep, I made that up) with relatives and it was fun. We’re looking forward to another cemetery run with Chuck, Larie and Uncle Buddy in the future.

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