My daddy asked for that as well and it was chilling to hear Taps played by the officers present at the graveside. That was AFTER the tornado siren went off which I thought was appropriate for a soul like his. He could definitely be full of strong wind! My youngest brother is a weather reporter so that fit as well. There was no such send off for Mama, just mud and cold as we laid her to rest. I've been back once with Bubba but am still not ready to see the final date engraved on that stone.
It's been a whole moon cycle since she died following a heavy snow and a lot of sickness and drama. Since then the grass has greened up and robins have arrived. It is amazing to sit at this huge window and watch nature roll past. The fields are waiting to be planted so birds are everywhere picking around and hanging out. The hum of the washing machine tells me that life will be somewhat back to normal in the *cough* near future. Whatever the hell normal is!!
So, for today i'm focused on gratitude and love and sweeping up sawdust. My heart is in a lot of other places like Cedar street and Casa Grands as we process and move onto the next chapter. Estate sale ladies are still doing their Saturday thing and I've got more