This morning, I had a phone call, informing me that I needed to be at Stockley Center for a “contract signing” class and there were very few times to choose from. They were surprised they hadn’t heard from me, but to be honest, signing a contract was just a little far back in my brain at this point of my life. When Certain Man heard about the dilemma, he offered to drive me to the class being held tonight, and this was a big relief to me. Sometime this afternoon, I thought about the fact that Gertrudes new gravestone was supposed to have been placed some time ago, so I grabbed my camera as we went out the door, hoping that the class wouldn’t last very long and that I would get a chance to visit her grave in the daylight hours. Sure enough! The class got over in about 40 minutes, and Certain Man and I drove back the long lane to the cemetery.
Sure enough! The new stone was there! And she would have been so pleased. I didn’t choose a thing on it — didn’t even give suggestions, but Christmas trees were her favoritest things in the world. In fact, our family never had a Christmas tree until after Gertrude was a part of our family, and one of the reasons we got that first one was that Gertrude wanted one so badly. I am so pleased with how things turned out. Thanks again, everyone who urged me to try to make this happen. Again, it was done at no cost. What a compassionate thing to do!
Thank you, Lloyd Memorials, Inc.