November 11, 2014
Hope you all have had a reasonably good year. Dad is currently recovering from his 2nd broken leg. How complete his recovery, we shall see. But he is working hard at it.
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We should get it finished tomorrow.
Then you can come and decorate when you wish.
The road is in good shape, thanks to the 2012 applications of gravel. You may drive out easily in any vehicle you choose.
needs some maintenance work that Dad can't do.
Mainly, the dead tree in the back need
removing. Are you interested in undertaking
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Here is my email address and links to my facebook pages. You can contact me by email or by facebook.
via Paypal If you wish to support the maintenance of the cemetery, I've
made a donation page for your convenience. It
seems to be working okay. The maintenance
fund is for mowing the cemetery and any repairs and
other maintenance such as
gravel for the access road.
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This site is devoted to the Mills Family Cemetery in Wayne County, in western West Virginia. I hope to have news, events, the mowing schedule, and historical images posted upon these pages.
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Here's a nice view of the cemetery from the road. The leaves are nearly off now and the mowing is done for the year.
Here is a lovely picture of the moon I took today.
And then this went over.
Earlier in the spring, before the grass got really green and growing. This is a nice eye-level view.
The old barn where you turn off "Edds Branch" to the cemtery.
The road is in good shape this year, as you drive down past the barn.
As as you bid the cemetery good bye.
How to lock the gate - wrap the chain around the post
and hitch the chain on the nail...,
and hook it through the slot on the gate.
This tree, despite the green in it, is dead and needs to be removed.
It's too large a job for Dad. Would anyone like to undertake this?
The tree has grown up over a couple of stones and you can hardly get
Some of the grave stones are leaning this way or that. A few need resetting real
soon now. One or two have fallen over. Think about bringing a shovel / resetting
equipment if you plan to visit the cemetery before long. I don't know how you would
go about resetting a stone. Anyone have an idea?
Dad on the first inspection of the cemetery of the year.
2013 - Here's a treat for you! Back when the Old House still stood, there was a row of
daffodils on the west side of the house. When Uncle Willard Stultz got in a bulldozer to build his pond (off to the left), it spread daffodil bulbs far and wide. Since then, they spread even further.
I hope you've enjoyed your virtual visit to the cemetery. Come visit in person Real Soon Now.
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If you can trace any members of your family who have been buried in the Mills Cemetery, please
write me so I can make a listing of them. Especially those whose stones are field stones.
There are also a couple of collections of old family photos on Facebook that have got underway
in the past year or so. Eventually, I will get links to them on here. I did say "eventually", didn't I?
A distant consin photographed all the stones in the cemetery a couple of years ago. You can find
the pictures on <http://findagrave.com>
If, by some chance, you are interested in what I am weaving nowadays, here is a link to my
Facebook pages. website and Etsy page:
And a link to our church pages:
You might be interested in my craft guild:
And my spinning guild:
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