Sunday, May 26, 2013
Today we drove up to the Florida National Cemetery near Bushnell. Jerry's dad is buried there and both of us donated our dad's casket flags for them to fly on the appropriate holidays. So, even though my dad is buried in Arkansas, I know his flag is flying in Florida so it's like visiting him in a way.
The entrance and the entire cemetery is lined with flags that once draped the caskets of deceased vets. It's really a moving sight.
Jerry at his dad's headstone. Each burial site will/can hold two people. The first to go is engraved on the front of the headstone and the spouse on the back when they pass. When we first started coming the backs were blank but they are starting to fill.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
We are planning a visit to the Philadelphia area for this fall. It will be my first time in the area which is extrodinary considering that I have been married to a Philly native for 26 years! Because his parents had retired and moved to Florida by the time we were married, there's never been any trips "back home" for us.
We are going to attend a wedding in New Jersey and I want to visit New Castle Delaware and Philadelphia. I have ancestral connections, on my dad's side, to New Castle (in the 1600's) and I want to see the liberty bell and independence hall. Jerry wants to do some visiting in Pennsylvania so not sure if we will have time for Atlantic city or Valley Forge (or Gettysburg).
I'm excited because this will all be new for me. Anyone else have suggestions on must see places in the area? I ordered visitor's guide but they are both kinda shopping oriented.