Maple Grove Cemetery
|The day we planted hostas. From left to right: Sandra Lucas; Richard Lucas; Mabel Lucas; Stuart Lucas|
My mother has a stone in her memory but she is not buried there. Though divorced longer than they were married, our parents were able to be good friends again after a decade of healing in between. Dad honored Mom with a stone since, at the time, her ashes were with Diana in a Tiffany Vase that survived the California Earthquake of 1994. They have since found a proper resting place.
I remember visiting Gram's grave soon after she died. Dad was very sad and flustered by the lack of new grass growth on the fresh dirt. I remember laughing and getting him to laugh too in that bittersweet way we all can when we are mourning by pointing out he was pouring Miracle-Gro on his mother's grave. I told him it wasn't going to do what we really wanted it to do.