Saturday, May 18, 2013
Yesterday I went to the graveside services for my cousin. Most of the time during the goings on I was thinking about this song. There were a couple of guys off to the side waiting for everything to be done. One guy was from the vault company and the other was the guy that dug the grave.
Because he was a Navy veteran there was an honor guard and firing squad from the local American Legion. The thing that bothered me was there was more mention of god in practically everything said by those in the veterans group than by the minister that gave a service after they were done.
Didn't really get to see him planted. The coffin was sitting on the thing for lowering it on what was probably the vault off to one side of the grave. I guess they were going to lower the coffin into the vault and then pick it up with the hoist on the truck and lower it into the grave.
His truck is long gone, but he died back in January and the ground was covered with snow, so they had to wait until now for the burial. Actually we've been speculating on how long it'll take his widow to sell the house and build another fucking church in Africa!!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Some flowers have come up, but the snow has knocked them down. Once the snow melts they should perk up.
My little trailer that was almost buried in snow until recently. A few days ago I noticed that it had fallen onto its wheels, but there is still too much snow to get it out of there so I can use it. My first project for it will be hauling firewood and I can't do that until all of the ground is bare and dry. The other day The Old Lady bought an apple tree. She plans on planting it close to where this trailer is, about twenty feet from it and there is still over a foot of snow on the ground.
Update: 5/12/'13 The new snow melted during the course of the day and then yesterday evening it started snowing again. This morning there was 2-3 inches of more snow. It's a bitch trying to plant stuff when you have to first scrape the snow out of the way before you can dig a hole in the ground.