Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Northeast Ohio, Oct 3-8, 2011

Bob’s roots were tugging at him, so we planned a short stop near where he grew up west of Youngstown, Ohio. Well our short stop turned into six nights. As you might know, we had lots of cemeteries to visit, this time with his ancestors. We did take photos of each of his ancestor’s headstones plus their GPS position.IMG_1876a

Bob’s mother had died in April of 2008, and as you can see here, the tombstone had yet to be engraved. A call to the funeral home confirmed that engraving was an included service, but it was going to have to wait to next year as this year’s cut off date has been passed. Hummm…I guess we have to be patient.

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This statue/tombstone caught our eye. It is for Goldie Bell Taylor, died back in the 1880’s. There is also a mysterious legend about this stone, some believe this area is haunted. Read about it here.

We had plenty of opportunities to have lunch with our relatives and we did.

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4 comments:

Wanderin' said...

Yep. I know what that feels like. I've spent many of hours hunting through cemeteries. It just does something to connect with those that went before ... especially our own folks.

Jim and Sandie said...

Cut off date? Guess I don't understand that one. It's good to get to know your ancestors. Cemeteries are peaceful places IMO.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Loved the picture of your "lunch date" with the relatives. So many people avoid cemeteries, like you, I find them very interesting.

Wish I knew more about my roots, only know back as far as my grandparents.

E Squared and Mui said...

Cemeteries are such interesting places; and so peaceful too. We often stop to check them out ... especially the ones that are of a historic nature.

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