Saturday, February 14, 2009

Christmas Traditions

I tried to show you early what we do at Christmas time but it didn't work, so I will try again.

At Christmas time we visit the cemetery at Arthur's Creek. Why? Well because most of my Mum's relatives are there and as most of them died in December, it seems to be the most appropriate time to visit. We usually make it a family trip and have been known to pull up on the side of the road and have a picnic. Last year, however, Mum and Dad went on their own and we didn't go. Doesn't matter, we don't have to go every year until DS7 Glen, asked when are we going to the graves with Grandma and Grandpa. I told him, we weren't going as GM and GP had already been. He was most disappointed and told me it was fun to visit the graves. I asked him was it fun because of the afternoon tea Grandma took. He said yes. So I said if i take the same afternoon tea, we should go. of course he said. So off we trotted.

There is more to this story now as Arthur's Creek is very close to Kinglake where the bush fires have been and still are. We will take the boys up to the cemetery at Easter time under the pretext of visiting the graves, but to show them the devastation of what the fires have done.

The cemetery sits on a hill and you can see all around. Mum and Dad have two plots up there and Dad reckons it's because of the view as to why he wants to go there.

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