At the party on Saturday, Eric said a few words that have stayed with me all weekend and it was the perfect set-up for Memory Monday. Eric told us how when he was a young Marine, a chaplain described heaven to him as being your very best memories replayed over and over again. I think that’s probably one of the most beautiful descriptions of heaven that I’ve ever heard. It sure beats my vision of heaven where there’s an all you can eat baked potato bar.
For Eric, and I’d wager for most of the Delaware Schellhardts, some of the best memories were of summer days swimming and eating crabs at Nan and Pop’s (Aunt Betty and Uncle Bill to the rest of us!) I figure there’s going to be a lot of Schellhardts eating crabs in heaven one day!
Now, this picky eater wasn’t much of a crab eater when I was a kid – nor did I ever really master the art of picking crabs – but some of my best memories of going to Aunt Betty and Uncle Bill’s were when the big kitchen table was cleared off, covered with newspaper, and piled high with crabs that Uncle Bill caught that day!
Since today is the unofficial kick-off to summer, I can’t think of a better memory (or pictures) to share!