Flowers for the Ancestors

??❤️ This bouquet influenced my latest adoption of an anthirium houseplant for my home. My uncle, Tito Ding, brought these flowers to a family grave on Valentine’s Day while visiting our ancestors at Loyola Memorial Park and Manila Memorial Park in ?Metro Manila, Philippines. ???

Here is an homage to these ancestors. You’ll also see the grave site of the late Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino (Senator of the Philippines 1967-1972) and his wife Corazon “Cory” Aquino (President of the Philippines 1986-1992), both buried close by at ?Manila Memorial Park.

Rest in Peace —

? Baldomero Jardin Grajo (my great-grandfather; my dad’s father’s father)
? Asuncion Zulueta Grajo (my great-grandmother; my dad’s father’s mother)
? Roque “Roquito” Zulueta Grajo Sr. (my grandfather; my dad’s father)

? Vicente “Titing” Zulueta Grajo (my great-uncle; my dad’s father’s brother)
? Maria “Maritsu” Zulueta Grajo, M.D. (my great-aunt; my dad’s father’s sister) [grave not fully pictured, but also buried at Loyola]
? Rafael “Paeng” Antiquera Grajo (my uncle; my dad’s brother)
? Maria Corazon Antiquera Grajo (my aunt; my dad’s sister)
? Felicissima Gonzalgo Antiquera (my great-grandmother; my dad’s mother’s mother)

Shayna Grajo