Saturday, November 12, 2011
On The Road Again
We decided to hit the road again and go back to one of the lonely peaceful country cemetaries we walked through before. John wanted to get some dates off an uncle's tombstone. We had found the graves of two people buried there that John knew but didn't know were buried at this cemetary. Since we were there they have put up a flag pole by the marker giving the name and who donated the land. The name is Starr and there are a lot of them buried there. There is still lots of room but no instructions how to contact someone if you wanted to use a plot. We are thinking they don't especially want people other then locals. The wind was blowing and the flag looked especially beautiful. I'm thinking it was raised for yesterday's holiday. There was another addition that made us laugh. Someone has put a very old out house at the back of the property. I'm talking very old. The door is off and there is no roof but it does face the brush. Of course I had to take time from reading tombstones to walk over and look inside. It has a nice comode seat over the hole. No, I didn't use it. You have to understand these old cemetaries are out in the boonies so when they have a funeral someone may be desperate enough to use one. We stayed there about an hour and not one vehicle passed the cemetary while we were there. Just wind and birds and quiet.