In Remembrance

Georgetown Lake 7.2.11

I spent a glorious weekend under the Big Blue Montana Sky.

Georgetown Lake (located about 90 miles south of Missoula, MT) was absolutely beautiful with warm weather, snow capped mountains and loads of family and friends.

We spent Saturday, July 2, 2011 with our California cousins remembering their parents, my aunt and uncle, Jim and Amelia McMahon.

We gathered around the new tombstone in the burial plot where we finally laid their ashes together to rest.

Jim and Amelia were a rare couple who willingly spent quality time with our huge family. They had five of their own yet they welcomed the ten Devine kids.

After the memorial service we went back to the lake. We made more memories on the same boat dock at Eccleston bay where we spent many a summer day catching minnows and frogs.

The new tradition is the Georgetown Lake 4th of July parade where my siblings and nieces and nephews created a Pirates of Georgetown float.

Arrrgghhh Matey.

All in all it was a wonderful way to spend time with family and share the memories of days gone by.  I have to admit, I learned a little about myself on this trip.

I feel another blog coming on as a result of these new revelations. Stay tuned…

Remember to take time to celebrate your loved ones long before you are standing at their graveside.

Carpe Diem!