Sunday, September 8, 2013

Oneida: Forever in Our Hearts

I introduced you to Oneida last year and promised that I would visit her grave. It was quite an adventure! I knew she lived in Valliant, Oklahoma with her sister after she became too ill to live by herself here in Texas. She died just a few days after my mother in 2005, and was buried in Clear Creek Cemetery.

I couldn't find a listing for the cemetery anywhere, so I started my journey in Hugo, the largest town near Valliant. I stopped in the Hugo cemetery to see if I could get more information. No luck, but we looked up the obituary, and I was directed to the funeral home. Luckily, I found someone at the funeral home who gave me directions to the correct cemetery (as in: follow this road until until you get to the Valliant Cemetery, turn right, follow that road to your second right, and follow that road to the end). Amazingly, I found it. Along with Oneida's grave:

I tried every single one of my pictures (which are
right side up, by the way) but they all came out

I completely understand the minimal adornments, but I wanted to remember her in my own way too. I ordered a headstone (a small one, because I would have to take it there myself) and delivered it yesterday.

Sure hope she likes it.

Have you remembered a special friend?

Have you been there?

1 comment:

  1. It was wonderful to read about Oneida. I love that you got to make this journey. :)
    It's been a while since I remembered my past. It's funny that whenever I do it, I always think about the number of times I wasn't loved, instead of the number of times I was... thank you for this perspective.
    It's great to finally read your blog!


Yes! I've been there, Claire!