The grave run!

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My mum and dad

Every now and again Andrew and I visit our parents graves sites. Sounds morbid but we just make a day out of it as they are quite long distances from each other.

We leave home and drive about 20 minutes to my mothers grave site. It is only mums ashes there but as dads had been scattered elsewhere, dads name is included on the plaque.  Andrew just tidied up the area around the plaque and we placed some flowers there and it was time to move on.

Another 30/40 minute drive to the cemetry where Andrews dad has his ashes. Andrews dad was in the war so he is in one of the walls for returned service persons. As it is rememberance on "the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month" there are flags placed all over the section for returned service persons.

Andrews mum

Then onto Victor Harbour. The cemetry there has a few of Andrews relatives. There is his mums of course but there is also his Nans and an Uncle & Aunty.

We then went to see if we could have lunch at a cafe outside of Victor Harbour but it was close for a private function. However it was a car club so Andrew checked out the cars.  They were "Bristols"

So okay we decided to go to Whalers Inn at the Bluff for lunch. Andrews brother and sister in law were there. They live outside Victor Harbour.   After we said our hello's to them we went and had our lunch. I had BLT with relish. I didn't like the relish and didn't eat all of my lunch but I had enough.

Andrews dad

We were then going to go to a local surfing beach to meet up with our daughter Sarah, her fiance Rick and his sister Tonya but they had had enough so we met them in Victor Harbour for a coffee.  We were in a German Cafe next to the Hotel Victor. When we were about to leave I was standing between the 2 buildings and a car pulled up with 2 people in the front and 2 in the back. The man in the back started taking photos and although I thought it was strange, I didn't really think about it. Then the woman in the front of the car said, "it's ok, they are Canadians and have never seen a drive through bottle shop before".   When I thought about it, I didn't remember seeing any in Canada but then I hadn't looked. The Canadian man said he thought it was a great idea and he would like to franchise it in Canada.

The wall that Andrews dad is in
  We had a bit of a chat and then said goodbye to them. After they drove off, I thought, "oh, I should have asked him if he knew what a fortnight was"

It was getting late in the afternoon so we started our 2 hour trip home.  On our way out of Victor Harbour we saw a building that looked like it had been hit by a cyclone. However, it was designed that way!    We did make another cemetry stop in Gumeracha. That is where Andrew's stepfathers ashes are.

By the time we got home I was feeling really sick. I had a sore throat in the morning and a bit of a cough but boy! I definately was not well now.  The relish that I hadn't liked for lunch, did not agree with me. Won't go into that one in any more detail.

 

Andy99 says:
Lovely story. It's nice that the cemeteries are all within driving distance. Are you into family history at all?
Posted on: Nov 10, 2008
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My mum and dad
My mum and dad
Andrews mum
Andrews mum
Andrews dad
Andrews dad
The wall that Andrews dad is in
The wall that Andrews dad is in
Explains the two pine trees
Explains the two pine trees
Andrew in front of the walls and i…
Andrew in front of the walls and …
Another shot of the wall
Another shot of the wall
A section of the returned service …
A section of the returned service…
Bristols
Bristols
Out at the Bluff
Out at the Bluff
At the Bluff
At the Bluff
Whales tail fountain in the main s…
Whales tail fountain in the main …
Drive through bottle shop (alchoho…
Drive through bottle shop (alchoh…
Another shot of the drive through
Another shot of the drive through
Thought it had been hit by a cyclo…
Thought it had been hit by a cycl…
Richard (our son-in-law) out surfi…
Richard (our son-in-law) out surf…
Victor Harbour
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