|All Saints Cemetery, Angloa by the Bay, Delaware|
Oh, do not worry. I'm still alive and making waves wherever I happen to plant my feet. But where I will be the next few days is updating my Find a Grave account. I still have several hundred pictures I've taken of graves here in Sussex County that I haven't posted to my Find a Grave account. Most of my pictures were taken in 2008, three years ago!
At that time, except for one guy (Russ Picket), I was the only person trolling through the graveyards here in southern Delaware, recording the names and dates of those folks who never made it out of here. That's what Bill calls those in the cemeteries down here, "They never made it out." Well, we'll make it out. I've already purchased two side by side lots at the Northwood Cemetery in Downingtown, Pennsylvania for both me and Bill. I haven't purchased the headstones yet. I haven't decided what kind I want yet. So many choices and time is growing short. I think this is the year I take the plunge (no pun intended).
However, since those virgin a days of 2008 when I had the cemeteries mostly to myself, competition has arrived! A few weeks ago when I started to post my records and photos of graves, I noticed that many of them were already posted! What the hell? Turns out that some other fine folk who live in this wonderful part of Delaware have joined Find a Grave and taken up the Cause with a vengeance. And one of the cemetery trollers is another gay guy who I thought was busy enough with his job as Governor Markell's liaison with the gay community! Apparently he has enough time to usurp my self-designated function of recording all the grave sites here in good old, isolated Sussex County. Like I said "What the hell?"
So, for the next few days I'll be posting names and dates and photos of those Sussex County, Delaware residents who "never made it out." So as Linda Richman said "Talk among yourselves" until I return.
Psst...if you know who Linda Richman is then you passed "I Am Gay 101". For those of you who have NO IDEA, Google her..him...it.