After cooking my son his breakfast and giving him a ride to school I returned home to grab my “cemetery bag” and head out to take care of my business
It has been foggy all week and Friday was no different. It was cold and damp so I made a cup of coffee and made sure my gloves were in the bag along with my knee pads because I was sure the ground would be wet from the fog.
I must have arrived at Union Cemetery about 9:30 in the morning and after talking to one of the caretakers about what I was doing he informed me someone had just left the cemetery who had asked about the same headstone.
He searched the maps on the wall for the site and thought the area he had just left was surely where the person who came in earlier took her photos. He couldn’t locate the area on the map and the woman who usually locates the sites on the computer would not be in until ten or eleven that morning. My friend decided to try and locate the site for the name I gave him (Dawn Frazier) while I continued to look for the grave site on the wall map.
|Map courtesy of Sharon GARRISON|
Upon returning home to upload these images I received an email from of all people the "claim jumper!" She apologized for shooting the headstone without claiming it first and invited me to meet for a coffee since we deduced we live in the same community.
I assured her it was not a problem and that I was kidding when I called her a "claim jumper" (people just don't get my sense of humor, who knew?) After thinking about her offer of buying me a coffee as a peace offering I thought it would be a great idea that we worked together and photographed the headstones that were not on Find A Grave so we both contribute to this worthwhile effort.
Sharon has graciously accepted to work with me and we plan to meet tomorrow and plan the logistics!!!