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How often do you visit the graves of your loved ones?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on May 26, 2008

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Photo of Claudette Martin

“I moved from Lawrence to Houston in 1955, and we drive back here every year on Memorial Day weekend to decorate the graves and pay our respects.”

Photo of Kirk Gerdes

“Probably only once a year, usually around the holidays when I get the chance to go back home.”

Photo of Divya Gopal

“I never have. All of my grandparents and great-grandparents are still alive, so I don’t have any to visit.”

Photo of Robert Yoe

“I haven’t been back here for 12 years, but now that I am, I’m going up to Daisy Hill on campus to visit them on Memorial Day.”

Comments

dminear60 6 years, 6 months ago

My grandma and I always traveled to the cemeteries together each memorial day and decorated the graves of our family. Before she died, I promised her I would continue the tradition and I have kept my promise and will continue to do so as long as I am able. I cannot break my promise to her.

classclown 6 years, 6 months ago

Never had them buried. Took them to a taxidermist and keep them in the car so I can use the carpool lane.

mom_of_three 6 years, 6 months ago

When I was a kid, I used to go to the cemetaries with my grandparents and help them decorate the graves. My grandpa would tell us stories about his parents and relatives. After he passed away, my family would go home every memorial day to help my mom and grandma decorate the stones. My mom couldn't understand why it meant so much to me, but it was the memories. My grandma passed away last Christmas, and I wanted to go this year, but couldn't.

Kat Christian 6 years, 6 months ago

Traditionally I would visit the gravesite of my fiancee' (who was killed in Viet Nam) - last time was 3 years ago. Now that my mother and 3 sisters are gone I would visit them if they were so far away (1200 to be exact). But with gas prices, airlines prices, time contraints it is getting more difficult to travel. So I will pay my homage to them in prayer and have thoughts of them all the day long.

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