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.