Thursday, November 13, 2008

Closest to Home

It just seems fitting to begin this venture at the cemetery closest to home, both geographically and in my memories. My parents' graves are in Arlington Memory Gardens just a few miles from our home. As you can see from the gravestone, my Dad was an Army officer who served on WWII and Korea. He died of a heart attack in 1977 shortly before the birth of his sixth grandchild, my son Robert Aaron Cheek. Mom lived another 16 years. She died in 1993 and just missed the birth of her first great grandchild, my granddaughter, Erin Davis.

I have not done much exploration at this cemetery. Maybe because the memories here are still too personal. I'm sure that I will add it to my list of discoveries one day, but not yet. If anyone has an interest in something specific here I will be glad to find out what I can.


  1. I love the name of your blog. So creative!

    I feel like you do about the family cemeteries. I find it difficult at times.

    Glad you're here.


  2. People do accuse me of bleeding crimson, the official color of the Oklahoma Sooners. Thanks for the welcome. I am looking forward to getting to know the other Rabbits.

  3. I have ties in Oklahoma, too. My great-grandparents and several of children are buried in Blanchard, Oklahoma, at the Blanchard Cemetery. I went to their home often as a child and haven't been back in such a long, long time. It's time I made my way there again.

    Look forward to more of your postings about Oklahoma and the cemeteries found there.