Friday, June 26, 2009

A Family Lunch

This weekend is the family reunion on my Mother's side, so since the Hubs, Fritz and I were/are not able to attend the entire thing, we did manage to drive two hours away to have lunch on one of the days. Not all of the family were there yet, but enough to chat with for a couple of hours.
For dessert we had one of our family's most favorite things! Angel Food cake with whipped cream and strawberries. My Grandmother made the most wonderful, delicious cakes (she was an awesome baker and cook) and it was always asked at family gatherings if the Angel Food would be served. In honor of her, it was the perfect ending to lunch.

But.... the truly strange thing was were the happening, happened. Yep, in a cemetery. Since our very special Grandmother is no longer with us and last year before she passed she had looked forward to this reunion, we decided to still include her with some of the celebration by eating the cake by her headstone.

Now I can check mark off on my "Life's crazy to-do list" eating lunch in a cemetery! I have lived across from one before in Idaho, and strangely enough, it was actually quite peaceful!


..... Carmen said...

You know what? I think that's an awesome thing to do. It's one of those "why not?" situations :) I bet you it would have made her smile.

Christina Lowry said...

I'm sure your Grandma would have loved it. i know I would!

I used to live across from a cemetery too. When I started uni. There was a weird guy who had a deck chair among the graves on top of the hill, and he would hang out there at night with a torch. Apart from that the cemetery made a great neighbour! :)

Anonymous said...

That rules. I miss my Grams so, so much - she died very suddenly three years ago - if I lived on the same continent I would totally go have lunch with her sometimes.


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