Family traveled from afar to celebrate the life of Peg; our mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. We gathered at the Olmes house Friday evening for dinner. It was a chance for old folks to remember, cousins to catch up on each other's lives and children to meet and play. The food was great, the beverages ample and the camaraderie priceless! Thanks so much for your hospitality Priscilla and Phil.
The morning was blue sky and sunny as we gathered on the cemetery hill to return Peg's ashes to the earth.
Adults reflected as the pastor read, while children petted granite lambs, wondered what the hole in the ground was for, roamed among tombstones and shuffled on chairs. Tears dropped on cheeks as family and friends voiced remembrances, mementoes were placed in the grave with the urn; a photo, roses, dollar bill, and a deck of cards.
We departed feeling blessed for having known this strong, loving, kind woman who always voiced something positive about the people she met.
May the Lord bless and keep you Margaret Louise Bolton, Amen.
Next stop was Seton Manor to hang the Dove on the 'Living Tree' wall plaque, signifying the contributions family and friends gave to the nursing home in Peg's memory.
Lunch followed at Heisler's Dairy Bar, a favorite of Peg's plus everyone who grew up in the area. Indeed, ice cream was consumed and miniature golf was played!
In the evening, we ate dinner together at the Oak Hill Restaurant; a final time to enjoy the memories we have of our times spent with Peg and to cherish the short time we had to see each other this weekend!
The celebration was over but our memories of a life well lived persisted as we headed north, east, south and west by plane and car to our distant homes with smiles on our faces!
|With an end, a new beginning awaits.|
Priscilla and Phil, your property with its view of Hawk Mountain is awesome! May the real estate elves move quickly and the construction begin soon!