Grandpa Pat was cremated and wished to have his ashes scattered at the golf course he had been a member of. That day was fun and sad. Very surreal. However, we all felt like it turned out exactly the way Gramps wished.
The grand kids sang the Star Spangled Banner to start off his memorial service. Also very fitting. The last time we saw him alive was on the fourth of July. That afternoon the kids sang America The Beautiful and the Star Spangled Banner. Gramps sang right along with them. I'm so glad our last memories with him were special ones. So glad that he had a good day that day. (This was the kids' practice version before the service started. So you'll have to listen to me & Auntie Jo chatting a bit)!
Here we are at Fort Snelling with Gramps' one remaining brother and his nieces and nephews.