Thursday, December 22, 2011

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories: December 22

(This is post 22 in the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories hosted by

Prompt: December 22 - Christmas and Deceased Relatives.
Did your family visit the cemetery at Christmas? How did your family honor deceased family members at Christmas?

We did not visit the cemetery at Christmas, simply for the reason that there was no one to visit. My immediate family is quite small. I didn't lose a relative until I was 19. That person was cremated. Come to think of it, since then they've all chosen cremation. The nearest ancestors in a cemetery are great-grandparents I never knew.

Because of this situation, we really don't honor anyone, either. It's more of a year-round memory thing, since there are no cemetery plots to maintain.

I can't be the only one in this situation, can I?

(Originally published December 22, 2009)


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  2. I've never been to a cemetery on Christmas. We grew up in a city different from our grandparents/great-grandparents so there was really no one to visit. The only person in the local cemetery now is my dad :-(