Saturday, November 22, 2008

Memorial Day and preparation

If you click on the band and check out the clarinet players my niece is among the musicians.
Larry and Kathy above. Aunt Mary with our family minus one son. Cassie is cutting loose for her Aunt Kathy behind the camera lens.

Memorial Day and preparation

The famliy puts posies on the graves in two cemetaries. One is in Amasa the other is in Channing. This is the first time Amasa pictures were taken. I managed to mix them up in the postings.

The ceremony was at the Channing cemetary. The picture with me in it was at the Channing cemetary because I did not go to Amasa.

The reason they go to the Amasa cemetary is because Bazillio is buried there. This bears an explanation. Bazillio was an Italian immegrant of Emil and Mary Piasini's generetion. He never married and did not have children to speak of. Everyone knew who he was and no one ever spoke badly of him. There was so much love for this man that the church could not hold all the people who came to his funeral.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Preparing for Memorial Day, 5-25-08

Every year since I have been a part of my husband's family one of the members joins the local VFW and makes sure all the graves of the military have a flag and the graves of family members have 'posies' for the year.

This year Mary, Larry, Cassie and Robert enjoyed the nice weather for this annual task.