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Remember lost loved ones during holidays

We all have fond memories of those who have passed from this walk of life. But it seems this time of year that some of our cemeteries looks so sad and empty when you pass by them.

You will see a few holiday flowers on some graves, but many of our loved ones’ graves remain without holiday flowers.

It is because we get so wrapped up in the festive moods of Christmas that we just forget our overlook our family members who have passed on.

I realize that flowers, like everything else in our country, have risen in price. But what is wrong with an inexpensive pot of flowers or a hand made bouquet of flowers — after all it is the thought that counts.

We spend hundreds of dollars during the Decoration Day time of year, but when Christmas rolls around we tend to forget all those memories of the loved ones no longer with us.

I guess what makes cemeteries look so empty is that there are very few trees on the grounds and the grass is so brown and ugly looking that all you see is tombstones and a few flowers.

For those of us who have lost a loved one, we should definitely remember them as we celebrate this holiday season. Even if we don’t put but one flower on their grave, it’s worth a million memories of those who won’t be with us this Christmas.

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