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.

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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.

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About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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3 Responses to Cupdate

  1. Congratulations. I like the cup list; so much more approachable. I think writing it out supported your impulse to stop at the cemetery. You’ll do those other things as well. As for me, I finished another organization task related to containerizing things out here because of a moth invasion. And, this morning I started creating the write up of our book club meeting and discussion. Both are things that would have been on a my cup list. Have a great day. Catherine


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