I spent HOURS tromping around these two cemeteries. Part of the reason I went is to get outside and moving. I hate just walking for the sake of walking. It has always bored me to tears. I have to have a purpose. This filled the need for purpose.
I left my house around 9:30am and didn’t get home until 4:30. I am usually in BED by 3:00pm. I was wound up when I got home and couldn’t sleep, I ended up being awake until 5:30pm. That is the last time display I remember seeing on the clock. I have to get up at 10:00pm.
I enjoyed it, very much. Made a couple of booboos, my own fault, being new to volunteering for this, I missed a middle name. It is all good tho. Those particular cemeteries only had a few headstones with the names I was looking for, so I took pictures of all the headstones with that surname I came across.
Here is one picture:
The person who requested the photo was actually looking for “Baby Workman” but “Baby” is listed elsewhere, I guess, as being buried with the mother, Hazel. Hazel was very, very young, she must have died at childbirth. This is only a temporary marker, without listing “Baby”. Very sad.
When I got home, I called the cemetery because when I do a search on the Lovell Cemetery on Google, then look at the map, there are two places marked for the cemetery on the map. I thought maybe there is an old cemetery and a new cemetery? Not so, the map is wrong,there is only one “Lovell” cemetery.
Know what I also found out? After all my traipsing around? The people involved/working at the Lovell, Cowley, and Iona-Kane cemeteries have taken pictures of every single marker in all those cemeteries! They have also uploaded them to http://www.findagrave.com which is where I received my requests. If they are not shown on the cemetery on findagrave.com it is because there is no longer a marker, it has deteriorated with time. Those people are also not listed on the directory when you enter the cemetery. They are, of course, in the records in the office, there is just no longer a marker. Oh well, needed the exercise badly. I just assumed that if someone is requesting the picture it wasn’t on the site. Not in the case here. These people ARE ON THE BALL!
The point of all this? I am tired, not enough sleep, didn’t look up any stuff to post. So posting this. I am at work, struggling to stay awake.
- Myrtle Hill Cemetery (fanniesyouraunt.wordpress.com)