|Me at the Betts Cemetery this morning|
I just got my Discovercard statement and I noticed with pleasure that my statement is way down. That's good! I'll have to keep up my renewed interest in visiting cemeteries and gathering information and photos for my Find a Grave account. It doesn't cost me anything but the gas and my time, of which I have plenty.
I'll have to stop my cemetery visits though once the cold weather kicks in. I tried fulfilling several
Find a Grave photo requests last year during the dead of winter and it just doesn't work. I about froze my you-know-what off looking for those graves. I don't go out in the cold now. Nor do I go out in the heat and humidity of this summer either. The best times to visit cemeteries is the fall and the spring. Those the times are the best as all of my fellow Find a Grave contributors will confirm.
The next big item on my agenda is my family reunion which I am running. That occurs Sunday, October 9th. Our family used to hold family reunions in the Fifties and the Sixties then it fell off until one of my cousins started it up again in the late Nineties. I took over in 1994 and had one then, one in 1997 and then it fell off again. Before I realized it fourteen years had passed by so I organized another one last year. I'll do one each year as long as I'm able.
These days nothing gives me more pleasure and peace of mind than these two activities. I just wish I had discovered it sooner. All those year hanging out at gay bars, wasted. Ah, the folly of youth.