With that being said, a move in September last year took us to our new home in Western New York. I'm still not sure how I feel about it but this is where my family is. Enough said. With us being in the East and family in the West, it makes it hard to participate in all the holiday festivities. I miss that.
When I was a kid I remember going to my grandparents graves and putting flowers on their headstones. I would do that in the morning with my mom and then go to our annual Smith BBQ. Even while we were living in Idaho somehow we always managed to be in Utah on Memorial Day. My kids very rarely went to the last day of school.
This Memorial Day wasn't the normal. I couldn't visit my dad's grave and I couldn't participate in my family's lunch. We made some great memories with friend's here but I wanted to do something to honor my dad.