Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

To: SunkenCiv
The town cemetary mentioned in the article and where my grandparents are buried is very well maintained.

But I just used Mapquest aerial maps to look at the field in back of my old house where the old graves were and got a helluva shock. The last time I looked at the old family homestead (maybe a year or two ago?) it was still basicly the same as it was 50+ years ago when I was a little tyke. But now it looks like they tore down the neighbor house and put in a road that runs right parallel along our old driveway through what used to be the neighbors yard. So in the back, it continues right along the old farmer's treeline where there was an overgrown dirt road (farmer's access to the field for his tractor?) that led back to the couple of graves I was talking about.

So right now, I'm PRAYING that somebody discovered those old graves when they put in that road and relocated them with some dignity.

Oh, my 81-year-old Mom just confirmed my vague childhood memories that there were a couple of graves back there in the woods. But it's gonna take a while before I can get her to look at the Mapquest aerial map to take a closer look. (She probably won't remember that detail anyway. It was Dad who took me on the hike back in the woods to see the graves. Mom wasn't in to that sort of thing.)

10 posted on 05/20/2009 8:10:39 AM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies ]


To: Willie Green

Wow, terrible.


11 posted on 05/20/2009 3:26:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies ]

To: Willie Green
Hi Willie, good to see you. Has been a long time.

I thought I knew most of Braddock but I never heard of the area you are talking about. Where is it in relationship to the High School or the old Administrative Bldg. (that is now a private home)?

On another subject but related, a few years back my U-18 soccer team was playing a tournament in Virginia. To my surprise one of our games we were playing a team called Braddock Road. After the game I met several parents and found out there is a town in Virginia called Braddock Road. I have no clue how it got its name.

12 posted on 05/20/2009 3:41:59 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama is not my president until we see his birth certificate. A real one.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson