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Monday, May 26, 2014

memorial day

On this memorial Peanut and I along with his sisters headed out on the back roads in search of some of their relatives' grave sites.
We made some other interesting stops along the way.  Our tour took us to parts of Pickett, Overton and Fentress counties.
East Port Marina on Dale Hollow Lake in Pickett County.

We stopped at Falling Springs Cemetery and found the graves of their grandparents and several great uncles.

Falling Springs is a very old cemetery located next to the Falling Springs Baptist Church on Highway 85 in Overton County.
While there we had to visit this also.  Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do!
During this stop at the Shiloh Cemetery we found their great, great grandfather who was a veteran of the Civil War.

After winding our way up Cub Mountain,
We stopped for lunch at a market in the Hanging Limb community where we had some delicious bologna and ham sandwiches.  The owners of the market are actually from Byrdstown and tax clients at Gibson Tax Service.
Back on the trail we crossed Wilder Mountain.  Wilder was once a large coal town, but nothing is left. We made one more cemetery stop at Davidson Cemetery.  It is on a hillside about half a mile from the main road.  It is extremely old and many of the graves are marked with just a stone or a small wooden cross.

I found this poor butterfly there who was so confused and trying to feed on the artificial flowers!
We continued on down Wilder Mountain, enjoying the scenery as we traveled back to Highway 127 and Jamestown.

After a pit stop at Walmart. We headed back toward home and made our last stop at the Alvin C.York Homeplace.  Carol and Jenny's mom had once brought them to visit the Yorks and they both attended his funeral.  They had not been in the house since it has been opened to the public.  Here's some pictures of that stop.


 After our all day adventure we still made it home in time to pick strawberries, mow, water and plant some zucchini and tomatoes! 

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