I usually place the grave blanket on the family plot for Richard and his parents by Thanksgiving Day. It rained heavily the day before Thanksgiving so I postponed my annual ritual since the cemetery gets very muddy after a severe storm.
Each day, I had a reason to procrastinate placing the blanket on the grave. Working two jobs means I don’t have much time or energy to do the things I want to do. I placed the grave blanket today even though I worked very late at the store the previous night. I was fatigued and considered going home after my shift at the hospital but instead drove to the Christmas tree lot. I purchased the grave blanket and drove to the cemetery where I placed and staked the blanket. I was too tired today to handle this project but I feel better now that I have remembered Richard and his family in the way I always remember them during the holiday season.