Thats a great story... It is nice to have those family traditions.. I can imagine what outsiders might have thought.. Mike ----- Original Message ----- From: Jack Konecker To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2005 12:04 AM Subject: [GeoStL] Re: HTM#1 Witches Cemetery We had a private ceremony at the cemetary when my mom passed away last year. After the minister left, my dad, sister, brother-in-law, niece, nephew, Elaine and I all joined hands and danced around her grave. The uninitiated would think that disrespectful, but it was really out of respect. You see, my mom brought a lot of Danish traditions into our family and one that we all cherished was dancing around the Christmas tree singing a short Danish song (the words of which we didn't understand, but it was a lot of fun), just before we opened presents. That song embodied what my mom stood for and it was essentially our last good-bye to her. (Strangely enough, immediately after we stopped singing, the sky opened up with a good rainfall) Paul > From: James Shilt <webscouter@xxxxxxxxx> > To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 23:10:30 -0500 > I hope when I die that folks come by and laugh and remember my life with shouts and giggles.