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Memorial Day: Generations

29 May
Rhen, Maeve and Tiarnan with Great-Grandpa Jim O'Toole's grave

Rhen, Maeve and Tiarnan with Great-Grandpa Jim O’Toole’s gravestone.

Memorial Day is indeed a memorable day on Snake River. Families gather to decorate graves and remember their dead at the Reader Cemetery, the Baggs Cemetery, the Baker Cemetery and the Little Cemetery Under the Hill. Several small private cemeteries still hold pioneer family members in various locations. Friends and families gather and visit as they place flowers and memorials on graves. A service is held at the Reader Cemetery, then many folks, local and visiting, get together for a picnic at the Little Snake River Museum in Savery. Most of my family is buried at the Reader Cemetery, along with many friends. Maeve, Tiarnan, Rhen and I placed flowers, and I told them stories about various folks as they ran around. I had to laugh at the inscription on my parents’ friend George St. Louis’s stone.  “Head for the Roundhouse, Nellie. They can’t corner you there!”

Reader Cemetery

Reader Cemetery

Maeve and Tiarnan with the graves of Great-great-great Grandpa Charles Terrill and Great-great-great Grandma Telitha Terrill

Maeve and Tiarnan with the graves of Great-great-great Grandpa Charles Terrill and Great-great-great Grandma Telitha Terrill

Tiaran, Maeve and Rhen with the graves of Great-great-great Grandpa A.W. and Great-great-great Grandma Anna Louise

Tiarnan, Maeve and Rhen with the graves of Great-great-great Grandpa Albert.W. and Great-great-great Grandma Anna Louise Salisbury

 

Remembering Don and May Emma Ogg

Remembering Don and May Emma Ogg

 
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