I walked around the cemetery after my mother and father were both now buried. Mom did not want to get a memorial stone for the grave until she passed. She told me that it should be up to my sister and I what to put on the stone. She did not tell us what she wanted, but she hinted about it enough times that we think we fulfilled her wishes to an exactness even better than if she had put it in writing. You just have to know how Jewish moms are. Jewish memorials in NJ can be quite elaborate and visually stunning. The big Star of David is prominent on plenty of stones in the cemetery.
Mom hinted at not wanting a plain gray stone or white stone. She would talk about how she likes the glossy black look of stones she would see when we visited Dad’s grave. Continue reading