Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day



I like to get portraits of the kids on holidays! I usually do a 4th of July picture, but since the kids were all patriotic for church yesterday, I decided to do a photo shoot.
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This one is better, but I cut Sarah off.
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I was in the other room and I heard Dan calling me, so I came back into the boys room and found Andrew and him sitting on the backdrop. He said, "Okay, we're ready", so I took their picture!
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Today, we took the kids to the cemetary to put flowers on their Grandpa (and Grandma) Dempsey's grave for Memorial Day. I hadn't ever been there, so I was surprised when we got there and the only thing sticking up out of the ground were the urns of flowers! All the headstones are flat to the ground!



Turning the urn over

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Getting the flowers ready


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Putting the flowers in

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Admiring the flowers


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Although Bill served in the Navy during WWII, he doesn't have a flag. Dan let the cemetary know and they put his name on the list of veterans so hopefully next year he'll have one.




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The kids next to the headstone.
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Dan's "baby" brother is also buried here, but doesn't have a headstone (although he's on the list of those buried there) William Joseph Dempsey, Jr. lived only a ½ hour. His foot prints are only as big as my thumb print, so I'm assuming he was premature.






2 comments:

mattswife1990 said...

The area at Graceland Memorial where Jessica is buried is like that, with the flat to the ground stones. I didn't know Dan had a baby brother who died shortly after birth... was he born before Dan? I'm guessing he was, since he was a "Jr."...

Nice Memorial Day post... it's always good to remember, isn't it?

Amy :)

Becky said...

I had forgotten that the area where Jessica (and etc) is buried was like that until I saw Aunt Marge's pictures on FB today! But that is how I knew how to find the urn!

Dan's mom had many miscarriages before William Jr. That is why they adopted Doug and then they got pregnant with Dan and he obviously was healthy!

William Jr was born in 1966. Dan has the same middle name as his dad (and brother) and although our William is named after Bill, we went with a different middle name and then Andrew has the Joseph middle name, so we passed it on, too!