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Hughes Cemetery - Family History

Hughes Cemetery is located at the edge of a wood miles from any towns. The area was once more densely populated by farm families. Many of them came from Kentucky. My father grew up on a farm not far from the cemetery and the first of my family to settle here make it their final resting place.

Daughter no. 2 took me there and we took only one small detour which put us in a field from which we could see the tombstones, but not the gate. After extricating the car from the somewhat soggy field, we found the gate and I took a few pics.

Not so much to take pictures of sadly. Having not been there in years, time and weather had taken their toll. Many of the stones were sunk deep and are unreadable, others lie flat on the ground or are broken. Quite glad that I have been there before and have earlier pics of the grave markers.

Had planned to make some rubbings on some silk remnants, but spaced that out and it was cold, windy, wet and carpeted with leaves any way. Another time, but soon before all the words are erased.

We had a nice lunch at a nearby small town and did some shopping. They actually have a Ben Franklin store there with loads of craft supplies. Daughter bought stocking stuffers. I found a Christmas ornament for oldest granddaughter.

Came back to Moberly and stopped one more time to see if daughter could find dress pants for new job coming up next week. No luck, but she bought me a pair of those skinny leg jeans. I've been stubbornly hanging on to my bell bottoms, maybe I will wear the new ones. We shall see.

Rode 20 minutes on the stationary bike yesterday and right now my back is screaming so I'm going to lie down and read. I do not like DST. I do not like it Sam I am. I will probably fall asleep and then be up at 4 a.m. again like this morning. I wish they would just either keep it or ditch it, transitioning is a bitch.

OH, and I voted at about 8 a.m. Hopeful that the Compassionate Care Amendment passes and Missouri will become the 32nd state to make medical marijuana legal.


( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 6th, 2018 11:23 pm (UTC)
I am keen to see how the election goes. I love that you have family history so close at hand.
Nov. 7th, 2018 01:45 pm (UTC)
Amendment passed making medical marijuana legal, never thought I'd see it happen, exciting.

It has been really helpful to have ancestors close. These are my father's people, mother's are more scattered.
Nov. 7th, 2018 02:11 am (UTC)
That's so cool. I don't even know where my dad and my grandparents are buried.
Nov. 7th, 2018 01:41 pm (UTC)
Oh that's not good. My father's people are all nearby, my mother's are scattered.
Nov. 7th, 2018 03:58 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the legal MJ!

Have you ever uploaded any pictures to FindaGrave? I find this site useful for linking on ancestry https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/29454/hughes-cemetery
Nov. 7th, 2018 04:04 pm (UTC)
I have used it as s reference, but never shared my pictures. Thanks for letting me know I can do that. I have found some grest obits there recently.

Who knew? Missourians came through.

Nov. 7th, 2018 04:43 pm (UTC)
I love to see old cemeteries, all that history... The one thing I am sad about leaving here is my dad... He is buried (cremated) near the house. I kind of wish I'd not done that now.
Nov. 7th, 2018 09:01 pm (UTC)
Well, he isn't there really, but he is in your heart so always with you.
Nov. 7th, 2018 10:01 pm (UTC)
I know you're right.
Nov. 8th, 2018 11:16 am (UTC)
Very interesting to see the old cemetery and relatives in it. I don't know where any of my relatives are buried.

I have had referred back pain from my gut, so I have been doing a fair bit of lying down the last couple of days, too.

That would be good if they stopped fiddling around with the time. I hope they keep it all the same next year for you.
Nov. 8th, 2018 11:56 am (UTC)
There is this a great site called " find a grave" that catalogs many of the cemeteries in this country, even has pics and some times obituaries. Very useful for family trees.

So sorry about that pain. I'd like to get back on the bike, but still sore.
Nov. 8th, 2018 12:00 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a good site!

I'll have to get onto rellies to find graves.

The pain is easing up. I couldn't sit at my computer two or three nights ago, I can now. Thanks for your concern. I hope your's eases up soon, too. Exercise is good, but not if you end up in pain like that!
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