My father passed away in January 2002. Later that summer, I accompanied my mother back to Nebraska to pick out a tombstone for his grave. The Madrid Cemetery -- where he is buried -- and the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Ravenna -- where my mother grew up and where her family is buried -- is a virtual walking history of my two families. In fact, that is what I did -- spending several hours walking among gravemarkers looking at the names of my relatives.
Both cemeteries are very old and a number of my relatives lived and died long before I was born.
Over the next few weeks, I am going to post photos of some of the markers. This particular stone marks the graves of my paternal grandparents.