…hi. I accidentally published this post before I had even started it. Whoops. My apologies. So, this is the version that has words.
Thank you, to everyone who offered to help with the cost of our daughter’s gravestone. We received enough so we can put a down payment on the stone, so we’ll be ordering it this week.
Which means I’ll be sending out photos this week as well.
It took a while, but I did respond to everyone who sent an email, there might have been a few of my responses that went into people’s spam folders, so if you haven’t heard from me, it’s in there, and if it’s not, let me know.
If you haven’t had a chance to send a cheque or money order yet, there’s no rush, but it’d be great if you could let me know the amount you’re thinking of sending so we can budget. But it’s not a big deal. Especially if you just don’t have the money available you thought you would.
And I finally set up a PayPal account, but I have no idea how to use it… but, I’m willing to give it a shot.
We also have a plan to spruce up Evangeline’s plot. We’re in the newest of the new section, which is sandy, rocky and pretty barren. So we’re taking some of the top soil we were going to use for a flower garden at my girlfriend’s place, and plant some wild flowers and grasses around the plot.
We did have a small rose bush in a hanging pot, but the cold snap we had last week killed that off. We’ve been leaving flowers on the grave, but we’d really like to do more. There really is nothing there at the moment.
I’m still not sure what improvements we’re allowed to do, within the cemetery rules, but the only thing anyone seems to do there is cut the grass.
There are two cemeteries separated by a two-lane country highway, one has full trees, lots of places to sit, straight rows, and shade.
The one we’re in has no trees, no places to sit and the rows are kind of haphazard in places. Which one you get buried in, believe it or not, depends mostly on language. We’re in the French-Catholic cemetery, the one across the road is English-Protestant.
So… I just wanted to thank everyone. Thank you. The stone should be ready by the end of the month. Right now our plan is to leave a note of some kind under the stone with the names of the people who helped with the cost.
Which is cheaper than tattoos.