We had a quiet Fall day yesterday, it was a bit cooler 45F or 7C eh!
We walked in the old cemetery on the hill. We found my Uncle Hugo’s friends grave. It was on the south side of the hill near the top.
The flag holder was there and the marker that Veterans get to mark their grave. Mission accomplished!
Perhaps one winter day I will head for the Becker County Historical Museum and search their records so that an obituary can accompany the photos.
Anyone that is looking for a volunteer “job” …let me tell you a cemetery is a good place, it is quiet, no one complains and the graves just keep filling up. One thing I have noticed is that many of the markers are getting overgrown around the edges. I could spend a day or three at this cemetery just trimming around markers. In the spring we carry a couple of old butcher knives and a bucket in the car just for that purpose, the knife cuts the sod away and we toss it in the bucket to be disposed of or to fill in a hole here and there.
I started a list of what I don’t have, which obits I need and who I should ask for photos.
My husband who is great support and a good searcher said yesterday “Maybe someday someone will appreciate the effort you put into the cemeteries.”
I wandered alone for a little while yesterday, until I smelled a skunk. I hurried back to the car, when you smell one you know one is near. When I opened the car door Far Guy said “Uffda you didn’t get sprayed did ya?” Thankfully I didn’t and we headed home.