Tuesday, May 24, 2011


So a couple weeks ago me and the girls were visiting my sister while the Hubster was at Curling and we decided to take a nice Sunday walk in the Mesa Cemetery that's right by my sisters house. (By the way when zombies start popping our of the ground to attack Tarin's gonna get eaten first hahaha! jk) Anyways Bethany hated it but Melody found the whole thing incredibly interesting and LOVED all the headstones with pictures on them and asked all their names and what not, and while she was walking with her Auntie Tarin she came across a ridiculously shiny black one that was in a foreign language and she looked at Tarin with the most serious face in the world and this is what she said

Mel: I know him

Tarin: Really?

Mel: He is my husband

Tarin: Is he really?

Mel: (pointing at the gravestone) What does this say?!?!?

Tarin: I don't know its in a different language i cant read it.

Mel: (still pointing) WHAT DOES THIS SAY!?!?

Tarin: I don't know mel. Lets ask your mom what language it is since she is better at identifying that sort of thing. Jessica! Come here

Me: What

Tarin: What language is that?

Me: I dunno it looks Turkish or Russian but I'm not sure.


Me: I don't know honey.

Tarin: Take a picture and we can show it to dad and look it up on the Internet

So i took a picture and we went to my parents house that night for dinner and spent at least an hour on the computer trying to identify what language it was and we FINALLY figured it out. SERBIAN! We then took another half hour translating it and this is what we found out the stone saying:

"Here Rest in Peace God, our never forgotten father and husband

Dragan L. Palid

Born 1918 Serbia Died 1986 Mesa, Arizona

Monument Erected by Wife Lily and Daughter Kristina"

So we have now translated it and told Mel and she was very pleased to know who he was. Not so sure how his wife Lily would feel about Melody claiming to be Dragan's wife, But I'm sure she wont care considering Mel is only 5. lol. But that was our Sunday Cemetery adventure. :-)


ACW said...

Wild! And Cool! I'm glad you figured out how to translate that. Thank you internet.

Kassi said...

I'm not completely sure I'm cool with the idea of Tarin getting eaten by Zombies first. Hmmm Zombie survival kit for birthday gifts I believe!!