They plan on going today to Starbucks, the place where it all began, and buying some pumpkin spice lattes, the drink that started a movement and fueled a phenomenon.
Then they’ll drive to the cemetery.
Sarah and Jason O’Neill will have their three children, ages 5 to 8, in tow when the Millcreek Township family visits Calvary Cemetery.
They’ll bring six of the lattes: one for each of them, and one for Alyssa.
The couple will leave her favorite beverage by her grave, they’ll talk to their daughter for a little bit, and then they’ll go.
“That’s it,” Jason O’Neill said recently about the anniversary of Alyssa Josephine O’Neill’s death. “It will be a very quiet and very sad day for us.”