on this memorial day (MEMORIES!)

On this Memorial Day I place yellow roses at my family’s gravesite. My index finger traces each letter and number carved into the granite headstone.  C-R-O-N-I-N-B-E-R-R-Y-1-8-4-9-1-9-4-0-1-9-3-4-1-8-8-5-1-9-2-6-1-8-8-7-1-9-8-2-M-O-T-H-E-R-F-A-T-H-E-R-J-O-H-N-J-U-L-I-A-K-A-T-H-E-R-I-N-E-J-O-H-N-B- I know my great grandparents, JOHN AND JULIA, only  from faded black and white photos  that I found in an old album. A family picture taken on the side lawn of … Continue reading on this memorial day (MEMORIES!)