Give the Gift of Life
- May 26, 2008 was the first day of the rest of my life! After a long wait I received a liver transplant. I will always be grateful to my donor and their family for such a priceless gift. -Scott E Franson
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Life in Lyman: Lilacs
Lilacs always remind me of Memorial Day. I have little recollection of visiting any graves on a regular basis until after I was married. My wife’s family would meet at her Grandma Lovell’s home, pick lilacs and go to the cemetery in Ririe. I didn’t know any of the people who’s graves we were visiting and so for me it was a nice outing usually on a beautiful summer day.
After years of visiting the cemetery things are different. Grandma Lovell has passed away and that is who I think about. I think about sitting around her kitchen table always with plenty of food, usually ham. There was always desert, cookies with real butter and ice cream in a small green glass bowl.
When I go to the cemetery now I think of her. A kind, intelligent and loving person who always remembered those who had gone before. For me, I always remember her when I see or smell lilacs.