The Lilac

This entry is part 30 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

There are many surprising moments in life, and I had one this spring. M-in-L, Papa and I spend a day or so visiting cemeteries on Memorial Day weekend each year. Last year, Papa and I went back to Maple Hill Cemetery to water our flowers.

Since it was just the two of us, and we had a few minutes, I wanted to look at some family lots I hadn’t see in several years. One of those is block B lot 60, where my great-grandparents are buried.

I was amazed to find this.

lilac kaiser 2009

That knurly old lilac has been on the lot as long as I can remember, I have no idea who trimmed it the way is is. Most lilacs in the area are clumped bushes, not single larger trunks. I had never seen this one blooming before in the entire 35 or so years I have visited this cemetery. It is planted next to the marker for William, Jennie and Cecelia Kaiser, which you can just see in the foreground.

Series NavigationMaple Hill Cemetery, Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan – Block T Lot 459 SoutheastMaple Hill Cemetery, Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan – Block 18 Lot 22


    • TK on August 31, 2009 at 8:10 am

    What a gorgeous surprise!
    .-= TK´s last blog ..So… just exactly what is an Effenaar anyhow? =-.

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