Monday, August 18, 2008


So the services this weekend went pretty well. An interesting fact is that Grandma was laid to rest in a mausoleum at Riverside Cemetery on Lake Ave in Rochester, NY. When we were there Friday morning for the service Mike spotted Johannes Van Den Berghe just a couple spots diagonal from Grandma's. John Van Den Berghe was our Stake Patriarch, and sealed Mike and I and Seth and Brooke in the temple. It was a little bit of a comfort knowing they are close by. I know it seems silly, especially since we know it's just an empty body, but it made me feel better. I found some pictures of Grandma the way I remember her better from when we were little kids. I thought it would be fun for you to see her they way I will always remember her, and not so sick as the last couple pictures.

Here's Grandma and Grandpa dancing.

This is Christmas of 1987 in their front sitting room.

1 comment:

Kristine said...

Every once in awhile I check your blog and see how everyone from Rochester is doing. What a surprise to come today and read a post that had my grandpa's name in it. I am glad Mike was able to see it. He was a great man, who we all miss. It is nice though to hear from so many people who were touched by him. I just always thought of him as my grandpa and now I am realizing how important he was in so many other people's lives.

Thanks also for you simple testimony. You have a really cute family
kristine VDB Lynn