Grief Journey : Sprinkling Some Of My Grandparents’ Cremains At Their “Home Away From Home”

My Grandma and Pap enjoyed spending their Summers at a certain campground in Pennsylvania for 40+ years. Fortunately, my cousins purchased their camper (which was the last one that Gram and Pap owned) from them when they decided to “call it quits”. Unfortunately, Gram and Pap passed away just a few years after selling their home away from home.

As part of our grief journey, we (as in me, my hubby, and a couple of my cousins) decided to sprinkle some of their cremains (aka “ashes”) at their final campsite, and allow them to eternally be a part of a place that they truly loved.

So many memories were created at this campground. Practically every grandchild was raised here, and one was actually rushed to the nearest hospital to be born – spending their first week of life here.

It was truly an honor to do this for my Gram and Pap, and I loved sharing this bittersweet moment with my hubby and cousins.
We even provided my Grandparents with some “time together” by the campfire.

“We thought of you today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday and days before that too. We think of you in silence, we often speak your name. All we have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake from which we’ll never part. God has you in his arms, we have you in our hearts.” – unknown

Carmen and Bill Tice