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From: "FRANCOISE SEGUIN" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Cemetery Report: April 3, 2008 " I found WEE WEE "
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 01:38:20 -0700
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Thank You, Bill good to have you back at work. Love Fran
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Subject: [Q-R] Cemetery Report: April 3, 2008 " I found WEE WEE "


> Today was kind of my test trip to see how long I last. First time for
> 2008.
> Surprised myself, with the help of 3 pain pills while I was out, made for
> a
> very good day.
> Left the garage at 9:09am, no hurry today as I'm going to local cemeteries
> that I haven't done or needed to be finished from a previous time and was
> also
> waiting for it to get above the freezing mark. When I first got up it was
> 18F and now 30F, close enough as its supposed to be sunny the rest of the
> day.
> I got a whole 4 hours sleep last night so it could be a rough day.
> Here's the route you can follow on a map but not the way I went. This way
> goes through a very rough part of Syracuse south side and as my car isn't
> armour
> plated, I actually went the log way around.
> So Rt. 57 south to Rt 81 south to Rt 173 west to a left turn on Valley
> Drive
> about 6 blocks to Onondaga Valley Cemetery and its a very large cemetery
> which I doubt I'll finish today.
> Arrived at 9:45am after stopping to get a couple coffees to bring here to
> keep me thawed out. Its 30F now and the sun is out.
> This "Portal to Heaven or hell" was established in 1806. I'm starting at
> the
> new end and will work towards the old section.
>
> Robert L. Porch Born June 14, 1928 and died Dec 24, 2006.(P)
>
> This next one is pretty good and only the second victim...............
> Just Ed Oct 18, 1948 "I'm fine as Frog's hair now" (P) < remember (P)
> means photographed.........so, that would make him Mr. Ed
> also....................
>
> Joseph Marcel Buckshot Born April 2, 1935 and died Sept 5, 2007(P)<he ran
> out of ammo...............
>
> Milagros Pagan Born April 22, 1926 and died April 23, 2004.< what's funny
> here is the headstone with a carving of the Blessed Virgin on it, odd for
> a
> Pagan.......................(P)
>
> Ervin C. Allgood 1958-1993 Founder i.B.C.C.E. S.U. < Hope that was all
> good? (P)
>
> Dwaymon S. Washington 1963-1993 (P)
>
> Raymond C. Elm 1903-1997 < probably died of Dutch Elm
> disease................(P)
>
> Doyt McGinnis 1916-1998.
>
> Albert G. Croop 1919-1995
>
> John Formica 1929-2005< think he sold kitchen counter tops (P)
>
> Robert L. Yoder 1923-2003. <(Hi Paula and Barry)
>
> Vernon W. Tart PFC US Army WW2 Born May 27, 1918 and died March 16,
> 1995.(P)
>
> Ocie T. Connelly 1936-____.
>
> Frances W. Yachel 1932-1990...........you do remember "The Day of the
> Yackel"????????LOL
>
> Ernest Joe Milek 1931-1998.<(Doesn't seem like 10 years since he's been
> gone. Joe was a friend of mine who lived in the same community. Used to
> take him
> coffee just about every day towards the end as he couldn't get out
> anymore.
> Watched him die in the hospital. He had no lungs left and he didn't smoke.
> He
> was cremated and I had to laugh the day of the funeral, as they took the
> hearse and put his little box of ashes on the floor, passenger side. I
> picked Joe
> up and its surprising how little weight there is to the whole container
> and
> its contents. That was the only time I had ever been in this cemetery
> before
> today and didn't realize how large it was. .......................I
> brought a
> flower and put it on his grave.) (P)
>
> Blossom A. Crabtree 1925-1999 (P)
>
> Miriam Pierce Large Born June 8, 1929 and died Jan 7, 2005.(P)
>
> Ular Mosley Gaines Born July 8, 1918 and died April 24, 2000. (P)
>
> Roy A. Ballard N.Y. SFC. Flying Sch Det. Air Service WW1 Born June 12,
> 1962
> and died Aug 25, 1962.
>
> Marris P. Freeborn 1913-1971 (P)
>
> Sally C. Custer 1919-2002 (P)
>
> Minnie C. Small 1881-19__ < appropriate first and last names.
>
> William C. "Bill" Body 1928-2007 < I knew this guy fairly well at work.
> Bill
> was in Building maintenance at Erie Blvd. Saw him just about every night
> and
> his wife also who worked out of my old work headquarters in Liverpool.
> Nancy
> was head Janitress. Nice people. Niagara Mohawk people all over the place,
> never knew he was here.
>
> Clifford A. Six 1919-1976.< he only got 1/2 a dozen.................(P)
>
> Fred G, Cleaver 1901-1978. < Leave it to Beaver, Cleaver?..........(P)
>
> Hazel C. Axe 1904-1980< reminds me of Fall River, Mass. and the
> whacks................LOL (P)
>
> Frank C. Casavant 1906-1981
> wife
> Marion K. 1905-1976.< I got this for the guy on the list who leaves me
> the
> soggy Christmas present under the tree each year............Hi Norm (P).
>
> Percy E. Game 1907-1965< wonder what kinds of sports she was into? (P)
>
> Joseph i. Squire 1889-1970. (P)
>
> Well, this is starting the season off right, I almost dropped into see
> William Glaister 1899-1972. < I sunk down to my ankle, but managed to get
> out
> before I went any farther..................
>
> Elmer Cornish 1898-1989 (P)
>
> James Szabo 1947-1986(< there you go P.E.)
> wife
> Margaret Sheldon 1917-1981 (P)
>
> Burton W. Warboy Tec5 US Army WW2 Born Feb 1, 1909 and died July 3,
> 1991.< he certainly had the appropriate name for being in the Army (P)
>
> Oh Oh ,soon as I read the name I started looking 'round on the ground for
> pasture pastries.............fortunately, I wasn't standing in
> one............
> Robert J. Cowmeadow Sr. 1919-1989< no piles........(P)
>
> Clifford J. Bender 1899-1981< I wonder if he ever went on a bender? (P)
>
> Edwin J. Buda PFC. US Army Born March 8, 1923 and died Sept 29, 1983.(P)
>
> La Salle Adsit CPL US Army WW2 Born July 18,1920 and died Jan 31,
> 1997.(P)
>
> James J. Parks 1874-1958 (P)
>
> This next one is a cenotaph.............
> In loving memory of Charles Lloyd Prichard Jr. Born Aug 9, 1918 . Lost at
> sea in the service of his country Feb 18, 1942. God knows how much we miss
> him,
> never shall his memory fade.
>
> 'Da pills are a working................when I stopped to read the next
> one,
> the stones kept right on moving............
>
> Sorry, but the next one pisses me off............................
> Adele H. Rener " Wee Wee " 1871-1959........................LOL (P)
>
> Helen F. Bowser(< remember Sha Na Na?) 1899-1986 (P)
>
> See what I found now....................
> Edna See 1892-1951.
>
> "..........King of the wild frontier.........."
> David Crockett 1885-1950
> wife
> Nancy Dugan 1887-1951 (P)
>
> Fitch M. Munson 1880-1968.
>
> Dewitt C. Brewer Sr. 1932-1983. (P)
>
> John Henry Gaspe 1955-1976 (P)
>
> Did someone step on a duck?....................
> Frank L. Duck Jr. 1921-1983. (P)
>
> And, an unknown relative, Carisse=Corrice, probably from the Ottawa area.
> Clifford L. Carisse Born Dec 24, 1910 and Feb 5, 1963. (P)
>
> Robert L. Yoder Jr. 1961-1974.<(Hi Paula and Barry)
>
> William C. i. Base 1893-1973. (P)
>
> Leon O. Bins 1889-1971 (P)(< he's down in the bargain bin now...........)
>
> Leon B. Trinity 1949-1986 (P).
>
> James A. Stronger 1934-1975 (P)
>
> Brainard E. Booth 1886-1967.
>
> Hurmease McCaskull 1917-2002.
>
> Bertha Beeman 1910-1980(< remember Beeman gum?)(P)
>
> Sudette Gray 1956-2000.
>
> Juanita Lena Smokes Born Oct 10, 1939 and died March 24, 1999(< that's
> one
> way to stop smoking................)
>
> Inice Grace Willett 1907-1999.
>
> George R. Neat Born Dec 21, 1931 and died Feb 14, 1986.
>
> Earlwood Armstrong "A Big Man" 1940-1985.
>
> Sanford L. Favors US Army WW2 1923-1989.(P)
>
> Kim Hightower 1964-1991 (P)
>
> Yvonne H. F. Hamlett 1921-1997(P) < that was almost a "TRAGEDY" eh ???
> LOL.....................
>
> Jennissee V. McCartney 1902-1990.
>
> Ellen Twentyman March 30, 1954. (P)
>
> " Step softly, a dream lies buried here"
> Sean Patrick Ryan Born April 13, 1980 and died April 22, 1980. (P)
>
> Fred A Stray 1952-1975 "If I never live another day, I couldn't be any
> happier than I am today"
>
> Those stones are moving again..................
>
> Menno J. Burgess Born Jan 10, 1904 and died July 10, 1992.
>
> Frederick W. Crabtree 1921-2004 (P)
>
> Augusta B. Stack Born Feb 22, 1909 and died Dec 7, 1999.
>
> Aisling Lillian Mahar, stillborn June 3, 1997.
>
> I see a Canadian flag carved into a stone coming up.................why
> its
> the Canadian gambling family............
> Marjory B. Johnson April 20, 1918 along with the rest of the family, but
> it
> also has playing cards on here, a good hand I guess, dice, daily lottery
> numbers and weekly lottery numbers and other gambling stuff. 2-(P)
>
> Marian Wands 1912-2003.
>
> Barbara W. Lazarsky Women Air Force SVC Pilots WW2, Born June 28, 1919
> and died May 11, 2001.
>
> Edgar S. Stem 1878-1963 (P)
>
> Charles H. Perks 1890-1963 (P)
>
> Arthur Bullett 1884-1966 (P)
>
> Lillian Dick 1883-1945.
>
> Beverly Betts Skillman 1930-1958 (P)
>
> Pills seem to be working good now, a bit dizzy.................
>
> Mary R. Ramsbottom 1900-1990 (P)
>
> Bertha O'Haran Self 1887-1948 (P)
>
> Eugene
> M...........................................................................................apparently
> this guy wanted some company, I guess no
> one has dropped into see him since 1934. He isn't much of a
> conversationalist
> nor did he offer me coffee. Here's the good part...........I'm up to my
> butt
> in Butman. Eugene M. Butman 1912-1934. Funny, went down
> softly
> kind of rocking back and forth. What a hole I made. Just like in the past
> though, up rushes that old musty rotted wood smell while I'm heading down
> along
> with earth and dried up grass. 3-(P). The hole got bigger as usual , as I
> tried getting out. More kept caving in. Finally left Eugene. Good way to
> start
> the season in cemeteries................................Another let
> down........................ :)
>
> Its almost 6:00pm now and I'm running out of steam. Funny, I'm seeing
> those
> bugs that hang around in those clouds. Don't bother 'ya, just hang around
> with
> hundreds of other bugs................thought it kind of early to see
> them.
> Come to think of it, I have had enough for today and will call it quits.
> I picked up 74 flags and 17 flower arrangements.
> Walked a total of 7.5 miles for the day. 4 pain pills for the day.
> I did notice about 6 brass military markers missing from the back side of
> headstones. So the vandals have been here also at some time.
> Seems to be a well organized cemetery so far.
> I am guessing I finished 50-60% of this "Kibbutz Fields", I'll find out
> when
> I come back to finish soon.
> It was a fantastic day.
> Another great day with the dead.............................
>
> Best
> Bill
>
>
>
>
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