Erin, Jon, and I made a road trip to Block Island, RI to scatter Jeannie’s ashes at the Southeast Lighthouse. It was six months to the day since she passed away. It was not planned for an anniversary, but just happened to work out that way. Jeannie had never been to this lighthouse before, but it was one of the ones in her collection of stained glass lighthouses.
We arrived by ferry around noon and had lunch at the National Hotel. Our seats were on the front porch of the hotel where we had a great view of the harbor and the main street of the town. Jon was very impressed with their clam chowder and said it was the best he’s ever had.
After lunch, we rented bikes and rode out to the Southeast Lighthouse. We took the tour of the lighthouse and walked around the grounds. The lighthouse sits on top of Mohegan Bluff. A short distance from the lighthouse are steps that we took down to the shore.
We made our way back along the shore to a secluded spot below the lighthouse. There we scattered Jeannie’s ashes and stood in silence for a few minutes. I thought of the good times we had and how unfair it was that she was now gone. A couple of times I thought of saying what I was thinking. Each time, however, I could feel the tears start to well up so I just kept quiet.
Goodbye Jeannie. We are going to miss you.