Hi - just had to comment about your blog Cemeteries of the Covered Bridges. What an interesting blog! It is great that you introduced cemeteries to the youngsters not as a scarey place but as a place that holds a lot of history, personal history if you will. Everyone buried there has a story to tell. What would be even more interesting is if you had someone in your family who fought there. Not necessarily died there but fought and survived.
I used to live in Vermont, about 90 miles from Burlington in Quechee near White River Jct. Did you go to Hope Cemetery in Barre? There are a lot of unusual tombstones there. Many of the original tombstone master carvers are buried there.
I live near Gettysburg now and work as a tour guide at a bed and breakfast. Gettysburg is really a special place. There is an interesting National Cemetery there too. At Christmas they put a wreath on every grave. One tombstone there is for a man who fought with the US Colored Troops and someone places two candy canes fashioned in to heart on his tombstone. Bet he has a story to tell.
Oh WOW! That sounds like fun... School starts on the 24th and we will be busy at work till the end of that week with Registration. I get off at noon on Friday's so lets get everyone's schedule together and plan something.
Just wanted to stop by and say hi? I dont know where my mind was. I didn't realize you lived so close to me. When life slows down a little and we get school started we need to meet and have lunch. I'm only two hours from you.
So you are descended from Granny SAPP, the one who came up with the name Buck Snort for the area she lived in? LOL. My wife is descended from Baron Dekalb SAPP, Polly's half brother from her evil step-mother and apparently he was the terror of Shelby county in his day. I am reading through your blog and enjoying some of the information I am coming across. Will share anything I have that might paint a better picture of the SAPPs and RICHARDs that I have or find.