Saturday, April 19, 2014

Saturday's Siblings

Claude Swanson Wilson (left side) with his brother
Bert Thomas Wilson. Photo taken in Russell
County, Virginia, around 1910.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cemetery Crime Thursday - Ohio

Vandal causes significant damage in St. Mary’s Cemetery

Updated: Apr 12, 2014 5:00 PM EDT
Posted by Kara Foxx

St. Bernard, OH (FOX19) -

Police are searching for a suspect who caused $3,000 in damage to St. Mary Cemetery in St. Bernard [near Cincinnati].

The suspect reportedly entered the cemetery early Saturday morning, smashing a glass door to two mausoleums and knocking over a large statue. Authorities say there is significant damage to the statue and surrounding marble items.

A K-9 tracked the suspect towards Greenlee Avenue but eventually lost the trail.

Security cameras in both mausoleums recorded images of the suspect. Investigators describe him as a male, white, 18-25 years old, 5'8" – 5'10" wearing blue jeans and a dark hoodie with a green image on the front.

"Obviously the community is upset about someone damaging such sacred ground for no apparent reason," a representative from St. Mary's said in a release.

Anyone with information regarding the crime is asked to call St. Bernard Police at 242-2727.
Facebook/Carol S.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Rest in Peace, Nana!

My grandmother & best friend - Ruth McGrath Cooke - went away on
April 16, 1991. I never had a chance to say goodbye. I hope
she knew how much I loved her & how I still miss her after all
these years.
Ruth & husband Steve - 1937
Ruth with her three daughters - 1940s

Me & my Nana - 1988


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Man's Three-Word Obit Goes Viral

Apr 14th 2014 9:25AM

Frank Sinatra said it best - in the end "I'll do it my way." And that's exactly what one Swedish man did.

Stig Kernell told his local funeral home to forgo the traditional obituary and instead publish one simple line when he finally passed...that line?

"I am dead."

He felt that sufficiently summed it up. His son said he had a great sense of humor, which is reflected in the brief obit. He said it shows his dad wasn't afraid of death.

Kernell was 92 years old when he passed -- if he was hoping to keep his obit simple, it kind of had the opposite effect.

Newspapers around the world picked up the unusual obituary ... giving much more acknowledgement to Kernell's death than he ever intended!

Travel Tuesday - New Mexico

My family came across this cart back in 1969. Very interesting! Don't miss the bull on the ground by the tire and the rooster!
The Old West Still Lives!