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Larry1963 (#47255152)
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BOOK CLUB MEMBERS: READ "THE CURIOUS FATES OF Famous Corpses by Bess Lovejoy. Her book is titled "REST in PIECES."

And now a poem fer yah!

Epitaph by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Heap not on the mound
Roses that she loved so well;
Why bewilder her with roses
That she cannot see or smell?
She is happy where she lies
With the dust upon her eyes.

A nudder poem fer yah!

Lament by Millay

Listen, children:
Your father is dead.
From his old coats
I'll make you little jackets;
I'll make you little trousers
From his old pants.
There'll be in his pockets
Things he used to put there,
Keys and pennies
Covered with tobacco;
Dan shall have the pennies
To save in his bank;
Anne shall have the keys
To make a pretty noise with.
Life must go on,
And the dead be forgotten;
Life must go on,
Though good men die;
Anne, eat your breakfast;
Dan, take your medicine;
Life must go on;
I forget just why.

As for life here in Minnesotah, land of 10,000 snow storms, life goes on. Halloween festivities are planned at the local cemetery this year. Kick-off starts with a parade and hayrides, dunking tank, and cow pie tossing contest. (A special thank you to the bulls at Phil Yoder's farm for the pies. That is where they get the expression Bull ____!)

This year the cemetery has decided to promote burial plot sales. Remaining plots are outlined in markers like a police crime scene. Shopper's can check out the locations and views provided. Some call this a chance in a life time, so don't delay as prices may be going up. Current price is $300 per plot, For limited time only, if you wish to be buried by your spouse, two lots of $595.)

Local funeral homes are offering free hearse rides for families. They got this idea from the local fire department. Seems odd to see whole families packed into a hearse riding up and down through the cemetery. This whole deal is so popular, the local undertaker said he is renting a couple hearses from the neighboring community to handle the overflow crowds. Last year there was shoving and fisty cuffs because of locals trying to cut the line. Officer, McGreedy and his deputy Virgil Finn are going to be on duty to keep everyone orderly. (Hey Virgil, you were named after fish parts!)

Last year some tomb stones got knocked over by Elmer Johnson's cattle. Elmer has a fence that resembles Swiss Cheese, it has so many holes in it. Thus, after the open house festivities are over, Elmer will be demonstrating to the crowd how to stand up stone monuments with his John Deere Diesel 720. He is bringing along his log chain and loader bucket, plus his trusty dog, Dougie Dog.

There is no place on earth like the annual cemetery open house here in my neck of the woods. If ya can make it, stop by and enjoy yourself. (Moonshine and brats served at the local church basement.)

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Virginia Meadowcroft
RE: Groveland Cemetery photos
The additional panoramic photo is helpful in addition to being attractive with the lighting and shadows. I believe I can link "Baby" and "Beth" to Vedelma and her husband who remarried and is buried elsewhere. Thanks for the extra effort in speaking to the care taker and clarifying that Bertha does not have a headstone---very helpful.
Added by Virginia Meadowcroft on Oct 31, 2014 5:57 PM
Virginia Meadowcroft
RE: Groveland Cemetery photos
You are helpful and appreciated. Thanks for keeping the other request in mind.
Added by Virginia Meadowcroft on Oct 31, 2014 11:12 AM
Virginia Meadowcroft
Groveland Cemetery photos
Thank you for the photos of the Whipple and Lane family. I particularly appreciate the panorama photo of Section 2 Lot2 62 and 63. As best I can surmise from the photos, "Baby" and "Beth" Whipple are adjacent to Vadelma Whipple. Do you remember whether that is correct? I surely wish I could visit your Halloween cemetery this week. It sounds like there will be plenty of fun around the headstones.
Added by Virginia Meadowcroft on Oct 29, 2014 5:43 PM
Ruth Pickle
RE: Happy Halloween
Glad you are in the spirit.We retired from farming. Jerry is helping our son. I just got back from a Cemetery Hopping vacation in central and southeastern Okla and eastern Arkansas. One small sad little cemetery, I took photos of the stones. It was sunset, so don't know who they turned out yet.
Added by Ruth Pickle on Oct 29, 2014 4:08 PM
Evie (Greer) Schipper
Happy Halloween!
And, thank you very much being patient with me for all my updates and linking suggestions.

I like you bio. I was hoping you wouldn't miss you Halloween bio.
Added by Evie (Greer) Schipper on Oct 29, 2014 2:58 PM
Happy Halloween!
Always enjoy reading your ramblings :)

My Gopher bubble was burst last week. So much for a national championship ;)

Enjoy, my friend!
Added by DDitter on Oct 29, 2014 2:11 PM
Donna VandePol
Thank You
Thanks for the transfer of my Grandmother Mary Terrels memorial!! THANK YOU!!
Added by Donna VandePol on Oct 27, 2014 11:26 PM
Pioneer Museum
Union Cemetery
Thank you Larry for the photo's you have taken and the information you that you have shared with us at at the Pioneer Museum about Union Cemetery.
Added by Pioneer Museum on Oct 25, 2014 9:32 AM
James Endres
Friedrich Kamann
Can you update so info for me please thanks again

Birth 03 Mar 1832 in Prussia

Death 30 Jun 1915 in Albion Twp., Wright Co., Mn.

Link to Maria Schuelke Kamann
Added by James Endres on Oct 25, 2014 5:59 AM
James Endres
Maria Schuelke Kamann
can you please update so info for me thanks again

Birth Feb 1834 in Prussia, Germany

Death 28 Dec 1917 in Albion, Wright, Minnesota, United States

can you link to Friedrich Kamann
Added by James Endres on Oct 25, 2014 5:52 AM
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