Well, will you lookit that! I posted a proactive blog one day and the very next day I’m posting progress!
I can happily check “Stop @ Cemetery” off my Cup List. On my way home from Rockford yesterday, I slowed upon approach, flicked on my blinker, and pulled into the short drive of the nameless cemetery off Glidden Road just north of Baseline Road. Easy-peasy, absolutely no reasy for not having done it sooner.
Upon closer inspection, I’m thinking it must be a Mary cemetery. Honestly, half the names on the markers were Mary. Husband of, child of; Mary.
It seems to be a very old graveyard, but someone thinks it’s important enough to shore up a few old crumbling stones. And replace others completely. The newest headstone I saw, an obvious replacement, is engraved with the dates, 1827-1908 and 1842-1933.
Then there was the marker I almost missed. Scrolling through my photos, you may have, too. It’s the tall one, in the middle of the yard, surrounded by growth. I imagine in summer it’s completely invisible. Color me curious.
As I mentioned, I have driven past this plot easily ten times a week for about the last, oh, I don’t know, thirty years, and I have NEVER seen a person visiting. Until yesterday when the person was me.
Kudos to the Cup List.