Earlier this year The Brother and I discovered that the cemetery where our Mom is buried suspends the weekly cleanup of flowers and other items during the holiday season so that people can decorate grave sites for Christmas. I don't know when it starts, but they leave everything up until after New Year's.
I was out running errands this morning and decided to grab a few decorations for Mom's grave site. Nothing fancy, but now that I know I can do it, I thought she'd appreciate it.
I might move the little fir trees in front of the bow. They don't show up very well.
One of the things that worked out is that while shopping I had bought scotch tape because I wasn't sure how much I had at home and I didn't want to run out while wrapping gifts. So I taped everything to the marker so it hopefully won't blow away.
There was a service breaking up nearby while I was there. I actually saw the guys start to lower the casket into the grave after the mourners had walked away. Speaking of the mourners, there were only about 5-7 of them. I've heard so many distraught comments online this year from people who were prevented from paying their final respects to family and friends, then these same people have to watch the same politicians who are telling us to lock down go out to restaurants, salons, and take trips after telling us to stay home. It must be so frustrating. In the blog post I linked to above, I talked about the huge crowd of mourners traffic we got caught in when we were there in January. It was like night and day compared to today.