My dad passed away last December. I am his only child. my brothers and sisters have a different dad. He was in the army. So his wife ( my step mom) ordered a headstone from the VA. The day of his furneral my aunts, dad wife and myself discussed what should be on it. ( nobody on this side of the family is a JW)
It was to be an upright stone that read "Beloved Husband brother and father."
On memorial day we went to the cemetary to palce flowers and scrub up the family stones. My son is at that cemetary as well. I palced a statue at my son's headstone and a stone at my dad's that had a nice little quote on it.
Dad's stone turned out to be a flat stone that read "beloved husband and brother"... Not at all what we discussed. No mention of father or grandfather.
My aunt told me that his wife ordered the stone upright and reading " beloved husband brother and father". My other aunt gave me some of dads legal papers and in it was the first page of the order form for the stone. So today I called the VA to see what the other page of the order form said. Well guess what It asked for a flat stone that read "beloved husband and brother"
Ok so no I am mad. My plan is too when I get done with college and get a full time job to replace the headstone with one that is upright and includes the whole family and has his picture on it.
What would you do if you were in my shoes?