When I placed Memorial Day flowers on family graves, I used six small flags (two each in each of three planters) and two larger ones of the size shown in the Allen N. Turner blog. When I picked the planters up today, more flags were missing.

This year’s Memorial Day toll: three of six small flags, and both of the larger ones. I am flabbergasted.

Next year, I will write the following words on the “pole” of the flags I set out: STOLEN FROM THE GRAVE OF [NAME]. SHAME ON YOU!

There was a chipmunk running around my father’s grave today. They are cute little guys, and this one amused me for several moments with its antics, then it ran away. I’ve never seen one a chipmunk at the cemetery before. I associate them with a different habitat, so it was a happy surprise!