Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - The Swans

Can we go feed the swans? Pleeease?

That was a familiar refrain of my childhood. The swans in question (and their descendants) have lived in the grotto of Woodlawn Cemetery in Joliet, Illinois for decades. The office currently provides food, but we just brought slices of bread. Most of the fun was seeing whose chunk of bread the swimming swans nabbed first.

I don't how this old family tradition started. We have no close family buried in the cemetery. But I am grateful, because every time I drive past, I still look for the swans.
© 2012 Sally Knudsen