Carl Robert Resting in Peace

Carl Robert

Yesterday the family laid my brother Carl Robert to rest. His ashes in my arms, my family and I walked him to his final resting place, shared memories, wept, and said goodbye. My Brother-The-Middle-Boy and I remained behind to stand by the graveside, and witness my brother’s burial, laid to rest beside our Father. I feel better knowing where he rests, and that he was placed there gently and with respect.

My Mom and sisters prepared a luncheon at my Sister-The-Youngest-Girl’s house, and there we gathered afterward. It was lovely, and it gave me the gift of peace. We are a diverse group of individuals, my immediate family, joined together by an enduring love for my dear departed brother, and for one another. There is beauty even in sad times.

Mom is doing well, it is very hard for her. She keeps busy taking care of the her “brood”, me, my sisters, my brothers, and the Grandchildren. She looked so beautiful yesterday.

Granny's Road

A photograph Carl Robert took on a walk near my Granny and Grandpa’s house. The house in the distance was Great Grandfather’s farm.

The heat wave continues, as does the drought. An unforgettable summer.

Worldly Distractions


Date: 7:00 AM EDT Sunday 7 August 2016
Condition:Mainly Sunny
Pressure: 101.2 kPa
Tendency: rising
Visibility: 24 km
Temperature: 17.6°C
Dewpoint: 14.2°C
Humidity: 80%
Wind: WNW 9 km/h


“…the safest course is to do nothing against one’s conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.”
1694 – 1778

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TopsyTurvy (Teri)

I’m glad that you’ve found peace. I think sharing these kinds of events helps a lot.

I too feel lucky to have been able to share in my grandparents lives. I think experiencing their warm yet courageous lives has helped me be more open to people while at the same time perhaps making me stronger than many. I hope so.

We’ve had some nighttime rains and slightly cooler temps this weekend. We’ve been able to turn off the air conditioning in the evenings and open the windows.

I agree wholeheartedly with Voltaire and have been mostly successful with that, I think.


What a lovely gathering you had, tears and all.

Steve-Paul Simms

Glad your family was able be together to scatter your brother’s ashes. A beautiful, if solemn, rite. We will be en masse to scatter Lynn’s later this month. Hugs.


What a warm and loving entry. Your brother looks like a very handsome young man. I would have loved to have known him. That’s the feeling I got looking at the photo.

I love the photo too of your Great Grandparent’s home. and barn. Is there anything better then country living?


Joan Lansberry

I’m so glad you had a good gathering. I hope you (and us here in Yuma) get some real rain soon (not just a few drops and increased humidity).

Bex Crowell

Sigh. I am almost wordless lately. Your entry holds so much love.
We also need rain badly. Our trees are dying too. It’s like fall here with leaves on the ground, all brown and crumpled up. But all we seem to be having is more very hot stuff.

Still the Lucky Few

I’ve been through this, and have always been grateful that my family was together and supported one another. Your online friends are thinking of you too, and sending you blessings.