ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Pensacola Beach Memories

Updated on January 22, 2013
Footprints in the sand
Footprints in the sand

A Walk on the beach

As I walked upon the sands of Pensacola I remembered the last time my feet touched the white sugary sand. I remembered how it felt to let the water cascade over my feet sinking each footstep instantly into the wet soft embrace of the shoreline. Shells littered the banks and broken pieces of Sand Dollars made the shoreline look as though an underworld bank had lost it's deposit in an explosion of sorts. This time it was a much somber occasion than the last. My son and my best friend Monty had come to honor the wishes of my wife. She wanted to be cremated and have some of her ashes cast out into the sea. It was her favorite place. Each of us took a cup of ashes and said our goodbyes. i remember watching a handful of ashes disappear slowly into the surf. first one wave then another till they were all gone, it was very comforting Each different and each personal only meeting up together in a solemn line looking out to the sea as if expecting some sort of voice to say to us “Thank you for remembering me.”. Isn't that what we all want is to be remembered ? We all go through life in a sort of tumbling fashion touching this and that and running into and reacting to others that we touch. All we ask of anyone is “Will you remember me ? Have I touch you in any way so as you can tell others and your children, That was your your Aunt or Uncle remember when they said this or done that.”. We don't ask to be put up on a pedestal. We don't need to be mentioned in a book in the Library of Congress. All we ask is not to be forgotten. My wife's family did that to her. They not only forgot her she was erased from existence in there memory. I was told it was my fault because we did not have a memorial service for her. I only did abide by her wishes. She made it very clear that she not have one. A memorial service could have been calling and saying how sorry, but that didn't happen. The only card I got was from her Mother who I dearly love. Everyone else in her family feared, I guess that if they contacted me I would only ask for money. I didn't need there money I only ask for their friendship. I guess they forgot.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • alzel127 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alex Zelahy 

      5 years ago from Indiana

      Thank you Josh. Will maybe your comment was for my other hub about the Fishing Hole. Thank you both for commenting.

    • profile image

      josh z 

      5 years ago

      I miss her and remember daily and love her alot

    • WillStarr profile image


      5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)