The nicest surprise was the dates on the stones!
The father, John Lauderbach was born in 1754 and died in 1834 and the mother, Susan Lauderbach was born in 1756 and died in 1818! They were born before we were even a nation! Her stone is very worn and very hard to read, but his is in very good shape even has a little poem on it. I did not write it down :( so I can't remember it all right now. Then there is the brother Henry born 1803 died 1839 and then the little baby Susan Spencer it looks like. Her stone is very small and very worn. all of the graves have headstones and footstones.
On John's stone it reads...
Our Father has gone to the mansion of rest
from a region of suffering and pain
'something' for a land the Deity blest
'something' he never will suffer again
Here's the baby's grave ------------------->
My beautiful daughter-in-law will work her magic next spring and have lovely flowers growing on their graves. And it will be fun to see if we can track down any information about these people!
Took Ian a new book 'Pete the Cat: I Love My New Shoes' comes with a MP3 download for a song of the story being read. What fun we had with that!
This would make a great Christmas gift if you have small children.
Click on the book cover to go to amazon and check it out!
And sing along with the video! Of course we got much rowdier than this crowd did!
Have a great Saturday!