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My grandfather died 15 years before my grandmother. After he was buried, my grandmother reserved and paid for a spot right next to him. A few years later, she moved to the Netherlands, where 5 of her children were living, leaving her eldest son who was already married, and my mother behind.

A few years after that, my grandmother had a dream in which my grandfather asked her to please move the heavy stone next to him, as he did not have the strength to do it by himself. He was very irritated. My grandmother did not know what to make of it, because she had never dreamed about her husband since he died. She couldn't shake the feeling that it meant something, so she decided to call my mother and tell her about it. My mother in turn told her brother about the dream. He was startled and confessed that he had recently buried his mother-in-law in the spot that was reserved for my grandmother. He had told no one about it, because he knew they would object to it. And he figured that my grandmother was now living in the Netherlands, so he might as well use the spot for his mother-in-law.

My grandmother left it at that and when she passed she was buried here, in the same cemetery as my grandfather, but far away from his grave. It was sad that my grandfather had waited all those years for my grandmother, but in the end we were not able to lay her to rest beside him.

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Lexiluca (8 stories) (78 posts)
17 years ago (2007-07-25)
Wow, I honestly can't believe how inconsiderate that was of him. Obviously he knew it wasn't right as he knew the whole family would object. But he did it anyway? Not impressed at all. Another thing I don't understand is why his mother-in-law's family did not object to having her buried by his grandfather - maybe they didn't know the story. Maybe he was being sneaky. Not cool. Either way, it is sad that your grandmother is buried in the same graveyard but is not next to your grandfather, as he desperately (obviously) wanted her next to him. :( I is sad now.
asje (7 stories) (20 posts)
17 years ago (2007-07-25)
Hi Enchantee,

Respect, that's what is was all about. To us he did not respect his mothers wishes. He did what he did to make 'a name for himself' and to be appreciated by his in-laws for his gesture. But it's all behind us now. Besides, my uncle died three years ago: maybe my grandparents gave him a good spanking for what he did. 😊
asje (7 stories) (20 posts)
17 years ago (2007-07-25)
I know they're together now. She did not have to be buried beside him to accomplish that. My grandfather was 65 when he died. He and my grandmother were married for a long time. It was her wish to be buried beside her husband (she never remarried). The mother-in-law had her own sons and daughters, who had the means to see to her last resting place. My uncle knew that his mother was going to be buried beside his father when her time came. To make sure of that she paid for her spot with her own money. So he shouldn't have done it. And that's exactly what my grandfather thought, since he wanted 'the stone removed'😊.
Thanks for your comments.
Abby (710 posts)
17 years ago (2007-07-25)
Dear asje,

That was rather rude and disrespectful of your uncle doing that to the living and the dead (his own parents). Yet, they raised him. I wonder if there is a superstition or karma for that deed or parenting done? I would think grandpa was probably trying to contact the family prior, but maybe nobody listened to him before and maybe not even in real life? At least he was free to date on the other side too. In my opinion, those crossed over are not just floating about being idle and bored (unless they are stuck here, are on another level in their own hell or in another being's creation of hell for them). At the very least, if your grandparents have chosen to be together after crossing over, they most likely are together as I write this post. Love has no boundaries, humans do. Humans make the chains or cemeteries. It is a difficult choice which spouse to be buried next to if one has been married multiple times and their spouse passed. Although that might make one wonder what is up with a trail of dead spouses? Love goes beyond the cemetery grave, --Abby
Shane (13 stories) (1258 posts)
17 years ago (2007-07-25)
I would believe that since you or your family haven't experienced anything further from your grandma or grandpa that they have indeed found each other and are at peace.

Peace, Love, and Luck be with you.
Bellissima (12 stories) (792 posts)
17 years ago (2007-07-24)
Aww, that is sad. Your poor grandfather was waiting for her. Maybe you could go to his grave and tell him that she's not far away and she came back to be near him. Maybe that will make him feel better. Who knows, maybe he already found her and they are together. That's a nice thought. 😁

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