Monday, July 4, 2011

Father's Day June 19, 2011

Today I went to the cemetary and cleaned and polished and buffed Mom, Dad, and brother Bob' grave head stones.  The shined like a well polished shoe.  The grave stone next to Dad was neglected and grass covered almost all of the head I said, poor woman who was a wife and mother was seeemingly forgotten and so I pulled away all the grass and cleaned and polished and buffed her grave head stone too.  Her name was Celia.  I put fresh flowers on Mom's grave too.  When July comes around, I will get a small flag and put it on my brother, Bob's grave and put nice flowers there too.

I told Bob..your daughters are doing great and you were a great Dad.  Happy Father's day  Bob.  I told Dad...I am who I am today because of all the lessons you taught me in my life.  Your actions spoke louder than worked hard every day to provide for me and you gave me encouragement and support when I needed it.  Never was I more proud of you when you became a deacon and wore those special vestments giving your all to doing the Lord's work.  I am proud to carry the Brady name..I may never fill your shoes...but I am doing my best to serve God by helping others in little ways and in big ways.  You paved the path by delivering turkey dinners to those who were going thru hard times and didn't have money to put food on the table.  I remember the time when you and I together would give tootsie rolls to people that put money in our jars for the mentally challenged youngsters.  You helped so many people.  You were  a special driver to those who needed a ride to the pharmacy to pick up their medication, and others who needed to get groceries or go see the doctor.  I use my car also to help others.  Happy Father's Day Dad!!

When Mom was alive and we visited  Dad and Bob's grave...she also bent down to take care of a head stone that was not in our family and it would be badly neglected.  She would pull away the grass so you can see the name on the marker  and if there were flowers  that were long dead, she would take them and throw them out.  So I am now doing what she did.

We all need to make a difference in this world...To leave a legacy of kindness, to help others in time of need.  Thank you Jesus for my Mom and Dad.


  1. Very nice Marianne, your parents sound like wonderful people, they would be very proud of you.

  2. I love your post Marianne! So touching, you're such a sweet hearted lady, and your family and us church family are proud of you. The world needs more kindness, big or little....even just to make another heart smile! xoxo