Sunday, April 12, 2009

This is a BIG DAY . . .

. . . it marks the celebration of our risen Lord!

. . . and it is the 20th anniversary of my twin's death.

It is hard to believe that it has been 20 years since Peggy died. (She was Peggy Jean, I, Nancy Jane.) Yesterday we went to the cemetery in Colfax. We had a little 'ceremony'. Some of us talked a little and then Sam read some Scripture and prayed. It was very wonderful.

Then we drove by the old homestead, White Haven. Somehow it doesn't look as grand now.

Afterward we had some comfort food at the Sisters' Cafe in Canton. Elvis brought some fun to the occasion as he was standing on the table!

How wonderful it is that the 20th anniversary of Peggy's death is on Easter!!
"Do not abandon yourselves to despair. . . We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song." - Pope John Paul II

Oh, I must tell you... the most precious thing.... little Caroline was singing "If You're Happy And You Know It, Clap Your Hands" the whole day. At the cemetery, at the cafe. Everywhere. Talk about delightful.


laura said...

yeah! i was glad i could go! it was special

Being Beth said...

I love you, Nancy.

sara [at] journey of doing said...

What a beautiful day, Nancy. I'm so glad that it was a day filled with the joy of her life. I know she had to be smiling along with you.

I'm going to try and remember to celebrate my dad's day with the same love and joy in a few weeks.

Elizabeth H. said...

It was such a special day - I'm so glad we could all go together. I missed Cap, Lindsey and Grandmother though... What a great post and it was so sweet that Caroline sang her song - I'm sure my mom and Grandaddy were laughing and enjoying it. :)

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