Monday, May 4, 2020

We Were There For You, Dad!

It was my dad's birthday yesterday! If he were still on this earth, he'd be 96. 
Dad wasn't Jewish, but one of his sons-in-law is. There is a nice Jewish tradition about putting a stone on a grave marker.
Why do they do it? 
From my research, the Jewish tradition of a pebble on a headstone symbolizes the continuing presence of love and memories, which are as strong and durable as a rock.
It also shows that family and friends have been there to visit the grave.
It's a nice tradition, so I put a pebble on the headstone.
Love you, Dad! 
Happy birthday!
Do you have any family traditions for loved ones who've passed on?

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