My parents' Wedding anniversary today.

Golden wedding anniversary of Mang and Pang
@ridingbet (55780)
Philippines
September 5, 2016 4:53am CST
Happy Monday! It is the 5th of September, and it is the wedding anniversary of my beloved parents who are now reunited in Heaven since 2009. My father left ahead of my mother in 1997; mother followed in 2009. Yesterday, I and my sister went to the cemetery to visit their tombstones. It is so sad to see the grasses gone wild and tall, that we had to ask assistance from 3 kids to help clean our parents' and grandfather's tombstones. Practically, all tombs in the cemetery are covered with this vine that climbs everywhere- the 'cadena de amor'. The kids said the cemetery will be clean again when All Saints' Day and All Souls Day come in November 1 and 2. No celebration was done this day; just prayers for the eternal repose of their souls. Happy anniversary, my Mamang and Papang.
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@JudyEv (126131)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Sep 16
It is sad when cemeteries are not maintained in a tidy manner. We were very impressed with the cemeteries on the continent. I don't think we saw one untidy one.
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• Philippines
5 Sep 16
which countries would that be?
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@JudyEv (126131)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Sep 16
@hereandthere We passed through France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
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• Philippines
5 Sep 16
@JudyEv i see. the continent of europe.
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• Philippines
5 Sep 16
That's a very memorable photo right there my friend. wow, a month from now it's all saints day.
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@ridingbet (55780)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
well, we have those pictures mounted on the walls, and they constantly remind us of a family we have
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@SIMPLYD (80362)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
Happy anniversary to your parents my dear . If they are still living as of now , this is the what number of their anniversary?
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@ridingbet (55780)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
1997 was their golden anniversary, so plus 19 years, that would be more than the diamond anniversary now. 75 years is not achievable, so diamond anniversary is 10 years after the golden anniversary (60 years)
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@SIMPLYD (80362)
• Philippines
6 Sep 16
@ridingbet At least they were able to reach their Golden anniversary .
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@ridingbet (55780)
• Philippines
7 Sep 16
@SIMPLYD true. i also wish for both of you with your husband.
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@thelme55 (14705)
• Germany
5 Sep 16
What a beautiful photo! Yes, the cemeteries will be clean again before all saints day.
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@ridingbet (55780)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
i agree, my dear. it goes to show that many remember the departed once a year only--- but for some, like us, we always remember them..
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Sep 16
@ridingbet , I cannot recognize you in this photo my dear.All of you are beautiful.
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@ridingbet (55780)
• Philippines
7 Sep 16
@cacay1 i am the third from left, and that small boy in front of me is my only son.
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@jaboUK (54489)
• United Kingdom
5 Sep 16
It's nice that you remember them on this day - lovely photo.
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@ridingbet (55780)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
September 5 will always be a memorable day for us; in fact, i was the one who discovered their wedding anniversary because i chanced upon reading a prayer book of my late mother and saw the date written in the 'date of matrimony'.
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• Philippines
5 Sep 16
@ridingbet did they celebrate their wedding anniversary when they were still alive?
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@ridingbet (55780)
• Philippines
7 Sep 16
@hereandthere no, but we greeted them when this date comes. it was the golden wedding anniversary but sad because 6 months after, my Papang left us.
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@skysnap (17805)
5 Sep 16
happy anniversary to you.
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@ridingbet (55780)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
you mean my parents?
@skysnap (17805)
5 Sep 16
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@ridingbet (55780)
• Philippines
7 Sep 16
@skysnap thanks much
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@PurnaSharma (2126)
• India
7 Sep 16
Hope they still could see you and all from heaven,how much love you still have for them.
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@ridingbet (55780)
• Philippines
7 Sep 16
they certainly do.
@Yar_Joey (3296)
• Philippines
6 Sep 16
You look beautiful, BFF. Is that boy your son?
@Corbin5 (109438)
• United States
5 Sep 16
Wonderful photo you shared with us! Wishing your dear parents a very happy anniversary in heaven!
@shaggin (37115)
• United States
5 Sep 16
Here the towns hire a landscaper to mow and weed whack the cemetaries.
@sunrisefan (18525)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
I'm sure they're happily reunited. That girl beside your mother looks very much my elementary and high school classmate.
@sol_cee (15860)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
5 Sep 16
Is that your son in front of you?
@hereandthere (31869)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
i guess your other siblings marked this day in their own way, too.
@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Sep 16
Happy wedding anniv to your lovely parents.They are now at eternal peace.