We wonder whether this damage was done by time or vandals.
Good afternoon! I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter and were able to spend some of your time with friends and family.
The weather here was cool, in fact, cooler than any Easter I remember, but it was still a beautiful day. After morning church services, we enjoyed a pot-luck dinner with the congregation. Too much good food was served! No Easter egg hunt, as all the church's children are now too old for such. There are new people moving into the are all the time, so maybe soon there will be some more little ones at our church.
After we came home from church, we changed clothes and drove down the road to a local cemetery. The county recently put a drive up to the old gate so that you could get inside. The poor cemetery has been neglected for years, as you can see in the photos above. Now that there is a way to get inside, there are several people (including us) who are wanting to get it cleaned up and back in some sort of order. There are several Civil War veterans buried in there, both Union and Confederate. Two of them are my great-great grandfathers. One fought for the Union, one for the Confederacy. There are also numerous graves with only rocks for their headstones. Unfortunately, no record was kept of those buried in there, so many graves will remain nameless.
After a tangled walk through the little cemetery, we went for a short drive around the area, enjoying the blooming dogwoods and the green of spring that is finally sprouting up everywhere.
I hope all of you enjoyed your weekend and that your week is off to a good start.
"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24