As you all probably know I am a volunteer at Find A Grave. We spent a number of days walking local cemeteries. We still have one to walk if the weather permits.
Tuesday was the day I chose to walk this Catholic Cemetery. I have two aunts, two uncles and two cousins buried there. Far Guy went along, Chance watched from the car. I gave Far Guy a camera so if he found a grave that I needed a photo of he could do it. We had 35 graves to find and found 24 of them…so it was a successful afternoon in the rain/snow.
The grounds of this little cemetery will put many other larger cemeteries to shame.
It is well kept. See the Christmas tree?
They added some black dirt to low areas this Fall and probably seeded with grass too so in the spring the grass will grow. The middle patches of black dirt are right in front of my Uncle George and Aunt Grace’s headstone. It was thoughts of my Aunt Gracie that made this a mission to complete before winter….she died last May and I wondered if the engraved dates were in place. They were.
I found a classmate’s grave and headstone, and my cousin Lyle has a brand new beautiful headstone. I photographed both. It was a lousy day for photos but they are what they are and are better than nothing. I can always replace them with better photos in the Summer.
Now I have the photos to enter at Find A Grave….I have started a list of obituaries to transcribe…but that is a winter after Christmas project. I have asked a number of people for photos and or obituaries. Some obits will have to be researched and found in newspapers.
So now we say goodbye to November and hello to December. The days are so dark and dreary that I am tempted to just wish the month away. It has been raining and or snowing for days.