Mom Virginia decorated the cementaries every year. It was just something that was done. After my gradparents and dad passed away she started growing peonies. A lot of years she took out more than 12 dozen peonies. If you have not worked with peonies they have to be cut at right time, wrapped and refrigerated. Then night before you cut the ends off and but them in icewater. They open up and are beautiful flowers. I would come home and help her take them out to the cementaries. It was a lot of work for her, and through years we found some ways make job easier. Thankyou mom for teaching us the tradition. I appreciate you teaching us about our heritatge, and about giving respect to others.