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2008/05/25 Larger family cemetery gathering, Mount Pleasant

On a beautiful May Sunday, we had a good turnout for the annual visit to the cemetery.
While the Lowkong society visit to the cemetery monument draws a large group that needs to plan for rain or shine, our more immediate family would schedule in pouring rain. On this Sunday, the weather turned out to be wonderful.

We set the time, and people gradually showed up. Waiting provided a good time to catch up on news with cousins and uncles.

Active social lives means that at least someone will be tired from a late Saturday night.

The cemetery is well-kept, presenting an opportunity to enjoy sitting on the grass. Continue reading2008/05/25 Larger family cemetery gathering, Mount Pleasant

2008/05/18 Rainy LowKong cemetery visit, Scarborough

When the LowKong visit to the cemetery is scheduled rain or shine, this unfortunately sometimes means rain.
Every spring, the LowKong society schedules a day to visit the cemetery, to pay respect to our ancestors. The meeting at Pine Hills Cemetery was set, for either rain or shine. On this day, everyone was huddled under umbrellas in the rain.

After a few speeches, the roasted meats, baked goods and fresh fruit was served as a picnic lunch.

It’s a tradition to have at least a little snack to honour ancestors. It’s not quite so relaxed when everyone is under umbrellas.

We went home for a few hours, and then for the regular evening banquet. Dinner, in the usual restaurant, was more predictable. Continue reading2008/05/18 Rainy LowKong cemetery visit, Scarborough

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