The Decorah Forefathers

While in Decorah we wanted to see Max's grandfather Larry's grave.  Grandpa Larry, affectionately called GPL passed away in October.  Only Max was able to attend his funeral service so we wanted to pay our respects as well.

 This is the house GPL grew up in.
We followed a beautiful trail from the house to the cemetary where GPL and Grandma Marie are buried.  Had the ladies not been in dresses and flip flops, it would have been even loveylier. 
We even managed to hop a fence in our dresses.
 What a beautiful resting place.
 It was very moving.

But after a moment of respect, the wild ones were at again.
May have been the first kid sandwhich at cemetery.
Always bringing the class. :)
Before we disturbed the ghosts of the cemetery we went to the other cemetary in town where the rest of the Smith forefathers are buried.  Grandpa Larry's sisters Eleanor and Helen.  His father Carsten and mother Gyda and his grandfather Axel and grandmother Gertrude.  There were 6 generations of the Smith family representing in Dechora that day.

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