Time travel as close as your local cemetery.

Déjà vu

January 28, 2014 | Family | Permalink

It’s never any fun getting a speeding ticket, but that’s exactly what happened last summer when I was on my way from Blue Earth to Mankato, Minnesota. A Faribault County sheriff clocked me in my Nissan Xterra driving 15 mph over the speed limit on U.S. 169. As it turned out, the ticket was actually […]

All in the Family

January 27, 2014 | Family | Permalink

Before today’s vast city cemeteries, people were often buried on their property. Family farms seemed like the most logical place to bury relatives and other members of the community since the homestead had been in the family for generations. Eventually though, developers started buying up farmland to build subdivisions, shopping malls and other commercial developments. […]

Cemetery Visits are a Tradition for Louisville Family

January 26, 2014 | Family | Permalink

Have you ever wondered why people visit cemeteries? Ask 10 people and you’ll get 10 different answers. Take me. I never visit any of my relative’s graves. Oh sure, I think about my brother, grandparents, great-grandparents and other loved ones who have passed away, but , for me, visiting their graves doesn’t make me feel […]

Life and love on the farm

January 23, 2014 | Family | Permalink

If you could go back in time or forward to the future, which would it be? For me, that’s an easy choice. I’d choose the simple life of the past — a time when people lived off the land, ate hearty meals made from scratch, gathered on front porches or at their local Post Office, […]

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