Friday, July 14th Dan and I took a break from the regular day routines to be tourists in Alexandria, Va.
Here is one of the spots we stopped by to see - a cemetery. Dan's great grandfather is buried here.
Do you know why they put a fence around a cemetery?
People are just dying to get in.
We found the headstone of Dan's great grandfather amongst the poison ivy and other weeds.
I took this photo upside down and then righted it to show here.
Dan has no recollection of his great grandmother even though she died 6 years after he was born. His mother confirmed that they saw her a lot.
Geneva was a great aunt, daughter of the great grandfather.
This person is no relation other than the father of the great aunt's husband.
Looking back at the graves with the one we came to find almost engulfed by the weeds.
I need to post some of these photos on my Ancestry.com website now.
It's not know why this cemetery was chosen maybe something as simple as proximity to home. From the first photo you can see its not filled to the brim with graves. But then again maybe it is but without markers.