Thursday, October 28, 2010

One of Mom's Last Wishes Fulfilled

The last few weeks of Mom's life, she indicated that besides her death date being engraved on the front of her and Dad's tombstone, she also wanted their six childrens' names engraved on the back on the stone, along with the year of their birth. Mom had seen this on another monument, and thought it would be nice for future generations to know about her nuclear family. Today was the first time I had a chance to see the newly engraved tombstone. It is beautiful, and it is exactly as Mom would have wanted it. Balconi Monuments did the engraving, which now is done with a computerized sandblasting procedure. It is so rewarding to see one of Mom's final wishes be finalized.

Here is a closeup of the names:

A loved one has placed a lovely cross at the front of the tombstone of Paul & Joyce Orshoski at Perkins Cemetery in Erie County, Ohio.

It features a well loved scripture verse. Though we had many ups and downs, growing up in a big family in the 50's and 60's, we always had plenty of love.


Lisa Wallen Logsdon said...

This is absolutely wonderful and how I would love to have my own stone read someday! Thanks for sharing!

Harriet said...

I have never seen anything like this, it is wonderful!

Dorene from Ohio said...

Thanks for your kind words! Mom was really determined that this should happen, so all of us six children are very happy it turned out so well!

More Chic Than Shabby said...

It turned out beautifully Dorene. Very special. I've never seen that done before but I think it's a great way to document and remember.

Dorene from Ohio said...

Thanks so much! Mom's Grandma Ada
passed on her love of the family heritage to my Mom, who then passed it on to me:)