Decoration Day at the cemetery is also our annual family reunion. It has been as long as I can remember. I imagine the original thought was efficiency.
You may notice the photos seem to be heavy on animals and light on actual (living) people that were presumably at this family reunion. The reason is that animals do not shriek and throw their arms in front of their faces when you point a camera in their direction. I am sparing you dozens of photos of blurry hands. Also, the animals do seem to outnumber the human beings somewhat. (My mother seems to have become a minor god to all creatures canine or is bringing in, what girl child insisted on referring to, dogageddon.) Not featured was also a blue heron that stopped by my grandparent's small pond that evaded my photographic capture, much to my regret.