Can you explain grandmother's grieving?

Asked November 18, 2013, 9:28 AM EST

My grandfather passed away awhile ago and every year my grandmother puts a floral blanket on his grave. What is the point in this? What does it mean?

Tarrant County Texas family caregiving grief

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Grief and loss take many forms and are often unique to an individual as are the ways that individual chooses to acknowledge the memory of the dead. For more information about loss and grief, see http://www.extension.org/pages/9036/loss-and-grief#.Uouv7xXnbRY

For an answer to your specific question regarding why your grandmother acts as she does, you'll have to ask her.