Last Saturday the adults drove to Willow Springs, MO for Grandad Wayne's memorial. He passed away in December but the memorial was postponed till March when the ground warmed up enough. It was a sweet service and a beautiful graveside service. Grandad served in the Navy till retirement and fought in the Korean war so they did a full military salute at his graveside. It was so moving. Their Aunt Judy passed away in April of 2012 and they have been holding on to her ashes so she was buried with her mom and dad as well.
We drove to Willow Springs (4 hours one way) and back in the same day so it was a long day but really great to spend quality time with these 3 without being interrupted 5 million times by little children.
We stopped by their grandparents home and reminisced about the many memories they had from this house and town. The kids would climb this tree for hours.
To the right of this tree is an airport that Grandad Wayne would fly in and out of (he too was a pilot). Ron would fly his plane up there sometimes just for a quick lunch with his dad.
There were so many wonderful pictures of Wayne along with all of the family. Aunt Deborah did an amazing job on the collages.
My favorite picture of Grandad Wayne and Grandma Sibyl.
We will miss you Grandad but we are thankful you are now in Heaven with your beloved Sibyl.