June 7, 2013 - After
Decoration Day Here is a decorated portion of
Many families have
been out at the cemetery decorating. I hope to
get some decoration pictures taken soon. Maybe
this afternoon, if it clears off. We've had
some light rain this morning.
We've located a man who can do the cemetery
mowing. He came to speak to us yesterday then
leaped into action, mowing the grounds even as
people were decorating! So the cemetery is freshly
mowed as of now.
I want to thank the
people who donated to the maintenance fund.
You should receive a thank you note fairly soon, if
I have your address.
So it is ready to
decorate, any time you feel like it. The road
is in good shape, thanks to applications of gravel
He said he has to
weed whack first because he can't see the smaller
field stones down in the grass!
This year, he will
probably only be able to do the mowing, with his
riding mower. Trimming around the headstones
is too much for him now. So if you want
closely trimmed headstones, you need to make
provision when you come to visit the cemetery around
This year Memorial
Day is "May 27th." Really too early.
It's May 30th to me.
Dad didn't mow in
April. So the grass is probably getting high
out there, as grass does this time of year.
Down at the end of
the page is a second jigsaw puzzle, just for fun.
So long for now,
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I've put some new
photos over on the right. Enjoy!
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 (Dad usually) 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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Below is a small puzzle I thought you'd enjoy!
One or two have said they liked the puzzle, so
here is another one - I took this earlier this
spring (2012) on a Misty Morning venture out the
Here is a new panoramic photo of one area of the cemetery, after decorating.
Turn off the road at the Old Barn
The road is in good shape thanks to the application of two truck loads of gravel last
spring. Thanks to everyone who donated time and funding. You may drive out now in
any vehicle you choose.
View of the road as seen as you are leaving.
Dad's beginning his inspection.
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?
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. It's quite a site in person and they are in Full Bloom Now!
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.
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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