Grandparents

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  1. Bay Horse

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    I think tomorrow is going to be quite an emotional day. I'm going to visit my grandparents' grave, something I've wanted to do for a long time.

    Every Christmas and a few other days throughout the year I go back to Wales to put flowers on my maternal grandparents' grave, which is near my father's - both have tidy plots and headstones which have always been kept neat. This was previously down to my mother but now that she's well into her nineties she can't manage the hilly churchyard - so, I do it. I've always wondered where my second set of grandparents were resting, but none of the family seemed to remember.

    Over the last couple of years I've visited the big cemetery where I expected my grandparents were buried, trying to read old weathered stones but with little hope of ever finding them. So, I bit the bullet and contacted the cemetery office.

    Yes, they're there, and there isn't a stone. They are buried together. Yes, they will take me over and show me the precise location - in fact they've marked out the plot ready for my visit.

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    That's wonderful Jenny {-(^^)-}
     
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    {-(^^)-} what nice people at the cemetary office too:)
     
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    @Bay Horse ... It is a special feeling to find a grave like that. Mountain View cemetery in Vancouver has very good online references, but my sister-in-law and I were uncertain when we went looking for the grave of my 2Xgr. grandmother who came to Canada early in the 1900's in her early 80"s and passed away in 1910. That cemetery was also very helpful and kindly flagged the plots( her daughter and son-in-law are buried with her) for us when we made our return visit. so kind and helpful. I hope you have a good visit and weather is kind to you.
     
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    Thats brilliant news Bay Horse. I did the same thing a few years back, having discovered my 2 x gt grandparents were buried in a cemetery a couple of miles from where I was living. I co tacted the cemetery office and they also escorted me to the unmarked plot, so helpful and friendly, they also provided us with information about applying to get a headstone for the grave so all in all a good experience.

    I wont say enjoy your day tomorrow but I hope it provides some lovely memories and photographs{-(^^)-}
     
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    How wonderful {-(^^)-}
     
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    Aaah! How totally fabulous. What helpful people the Welsh are!
     
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    Nain and Taid's grave..jpg

    I found them.
     
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    I bet that was a poignant moment ():-)
     
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    And the sun was shining ():-)
     
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    Lovely ():-)
     
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