Please note that the photo below is from left to right: Gloria Kennelly (my mother), Mary McDonnell Kennelly (her grandmother), Berenice Moldt Kennelly (my grandmother). I am including it because it is a wonderful photo, and I don't have any good Christmas photos of my mother later in her life. Those that I could find, I can't bring myself to post for she would surely haunt me if I did.
And now to share it with you.
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I included a tombstone for our g-g grandfather James Bush Allen because I was sure we would find it when we went to the cemetery - we didn't. So I guess this is the only one he will ever have. There is also a tombstone for g-g-g grandmother Anna Lyman, mother of James B. Allen who is buried in Canada, g-g-grandparents, Owen &; Bridget McDonnell, and our gr. grandparents Edward P. and Mary Kennelly. Lastly, I put a headstone for Margel Kennelly and partially covered it with moss since we had dug up the original. It was beautiful!!
Maybe you have a special object from a loved one who is no longer here. I challenge you to think about the possibility of starting a similar tradition of your own. What wonderful fun to pass it around the family and laugh about times past and the family who came before us.