An apology to the young lady at Calvary Cemetery on May 24: We parked in the lane near where my friend wanted to put flowers and pay homage to six members of his family. So sorry we were in your way.
I know it was a busy day; yes, we could have parked in the lot at the end of the lane; and yes, maybe we could have gotten someone else to help him walk the distance. Maybe you could scare up a little compassion. My friend is 90, he is recovering from pneumonia. He has had two knee replacements and it’s really hard for him to walk distances anymore. Guess we could have carted the buckets of flowers, water, etc. from the lot – or maybe you could have just parked behind us and walked the 40 feet to look at the site you wanted to see.
Memorial weekend is especially hard on my friend. Remembering a grandson lost at birth; a twin brother gone at the age of 10; a wife lost to Alzheimer’s; all the memorials for friends and WWll buddies lost in the war ; memories of his mother, father, and other loved ones at this cemetery. Yes, you hit a raw nerve. I apologize for being short with you. We only wanted to unload everything.
Next year we will plan better. We will surely come when there are fewer persons in a hurry, such as you were.