Monday, November 11, 2013

Tribute to My Veteran

                                                     Today is Veterans Day.

I drove out yesterday to visit my husband's grave at the Veterans Cemetery where he is buried.

As I drove down the country road toward the cemetery

 I was thinking about what a perfect place for him to rest from this world's strife and care.

He was a country boy at heart, love to farm, loved to fish. Here I am driving down this road with farms on either side.

The cotton in this field still hasn't been picked.

The trees are aglow with color.

He would have loved to have fished in that big, beautiful lake near the cemetery.

I took along some red, white and blue flowers to honor his service to his country.

 I was sad as I drove away. But, happy, too, for the 60 wonderful years we had together.


  1. God bless you and your veteran, Latane. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos of your journey to your husband's grave site.

  2. What a beautiful trip and place for Elbert at rest.

  3. Latane, you have such beautiful memories of 60 happy years, a gift not given to many! lovely peaceful resting place you honoured Elbert to the end.x

  4. I've heard if said that a person is not really dead as long as someone remembers them. Memory is a wonderful thing and you are blessed to have many good times to remember.

  5. Gorgeous tribute to your husband, may he be resting in peace and blessing you from beyond, waiting till the reuniting. This is my first visit to your blog. Memories become the treasures in our hears.

  6. beautiful and touching post and 60 years together. This is a beautiful cemetery.

  7. What a beautiful place to rest. The pictures are lovely, the cotton field was my favorite. Love the way a field looks before it is picked. Beautiful post!

  8. oh i wish i could give you a big hug....he certainly has a beautiful resting spot...

  9. Ah---how sweet. Made me teary… I can only imagine how much you miss him…

    What a great resting place for your Beloved… Loved the lake and farms along the way. YES---he would have loved that.

    God Bless.

  10. A sad post. I thought about Dad that day. But it was a lovely tribute to him, also and all the things he loved. I too think that is the perfect place for him to rest's so beautiful there!

  11. Latane, what a beautiful post! Gorgeous place for a place of rest. Big, big hugs!!!


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