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Jun 29, 2018

Busy, Busy

Greetings all!!
I've been very busy lately. What am I saying......I'm always busy but for the past few weeks I've been helping to clear off, straighten up and mix & pour cement for benches in our community cemetery. It was hard, sweaty work, believe you me, but luckily I saw no snakes.
I'm also updating the Directory of the cemetery. It's been several years since I've had to do that. I find the recording of the headstones very interesting. I often think, "What was your life's story?," as I take down the names and dates.
I can't believe that July is a day away. We've been having some strange weather around here. Rain, strong winds and mild temps. This morning it was 82 degrees. That's nearly unheard of for late June. I wasn't complaining though, it was a great morning to mow the yard.
Happy end of June everyone!!


Magpie's Mumblings said...

Bless you for updating the cemetery directories - that is such a valuable resource for those of us interested in genealogy.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

You hardly ever see a bench in our local cemeteries. After my FIL passed away a few years ago, I have often thought it would be nice to have a bench under the tree by his grave, but it is not allowed. Too much hassle for the mowers. Heck, they keep cutting down a mum I planted. The mystery of the history of the families who have placed the headstones in a cemetery near my home always intrigues me. It's a very old cemetery filled with Amish names with births dating back to the 1700s. I try to imagine what this area looked like back then. Many Indians here back then. Where are THEY buried?

I'm pretty sure I would really like you if we ever met in person.
xx, Carol

Suze said...

Bless you for helping to clean the community cemetery. When my first grandparent died, my grandfather bought six plots at the cemetery at the Methodist church in our community. One for grandmother; one for grandfather; one for mom; one for dad; one for my brother; and one for me. Now that I'm divorced and have no plot, I've reached out to the cemetery and they have a record that grandfather did indeed buy six plots but they have no record as to whom they are designated. There may be a mess over the plots. That brother sexually abused me for over ten years and has never been remorseful and I have severe mental and physical health problems from the abuse. He and his wife live about 30 miles from the cemetery and her parents are also buried in that cemetery. If they decide to have her buried there, he may just have to dig her up. I'll fight him over that in court and I have reported him to the sheriff in the last few years. I don't know that he wants all that out in court. There are no other plots available. I may go back there - 1000 miles - to my 50th class reunion and go to the courthouse to see what I can do about getting my name on that plot. Cemeteries can really make people wonder about the life of the people in those graves and the secrets buried with them. I've asked if my first husband can be cremated and buried in one end of my plot and my body cremated and buried in the other end of my plot and the answer is yes. We've been divorced for over 20 years and still don't have much of a relationship but it'll be a hardship on my children to bury him so that might be the cheapest route to take for both of us. That would probably tee off my brother, too.


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