Archive for May 29th, 2010

The Captain Loves His East Coast Family

Today was all about my family.  Although it may have seemed like the main purpose of my trip was alcohol and food consumption, I actually had a good reason.  My great Aunt Lillian died last November down in Florida, and this trip was to honor her.  She spent the first 80+ years of her life in south Philadelphia and my family decided it would be fitting to bury her ashes here as well.

My family gathered early on Saturday morning for a private ceremony on what would have been her 89th birthday.  Her sister, my Nana Ruth, said some lovely words as we lay her to rest.

It’s been 20+ years since I’ve been out to the family graveyard.  It was good to pay tribute to so many of my ancestors.  And on a side note, I had completely forgotten that a nuclear reactor was so visible from the site.

My family followed the ceremony with an all day cook-out at my uncle Dave’s in Norristown.  I love family gatherings; the men play horseshoes

And the women sit around and talk.

Some things never change, which was a comforting thought.  Rest In Peace, Lillian.

Ciao,

The Captain

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