Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day 2018 or Building an Orchard Part 2

The kids all came over for lunch at 2 p.m. We were still working on getting our money out of the power auger before it had to be returned. This was a big project....

Alas, it's since dried up and fallen off, but we had the start of fruit. LOL 

Jamin and Josiah dug post holes and holes for planting trees. 

Bella was interested. 

Others visited. 

Bella (2) and Benny (6 1/2 months) 

Benny and Lassie come to an understanding of some sort...

The older ones all had to leave for a softball game in Anchorage. The boys, Michael, Izaak and I worked late into the night.  We shored up some trees, and began the cementing process for the posts.

It was a full day, but in the end we were ready to take the auger back on time and we were done with the job we needed it for. Score.

Dad and Mom G

Kathy sent us these photos from Fort Logan National Cemetery. 

It's been six years at Father's Day. The ache is still acute. There are times I need to simply hear one of Dad G's stories. We still share many of them with each other. Michael puts it best. Over and over there are times he just wishes he could discuss this or that with Dad. 

Feb 2017, Mom G joined Dad in heaven, and then,  at Fort Logan. She is buried in the same plot as Earl and we were allowed to have her information inscribed on the back of his tombstone.