My latest project is cleaning the stones in the abandoned cemetery of the old Presbyterian Church. Forgive me if my Fish House posts are obsessing on this cemetery. I can't seem to find enough time to clean the stones and learn all I can. The good news, is hopefully the Town of Northampton will be helping me with some of the repairs. Fingers crossed.
I went up this morning to clean some more stones,,,had a little time between obligations. There is never a set time, just whenever. Lydia Tanner's stone is improving due to the D2 Biologic. Squire Maxwell's stone is getting more legible,, I applied more D2 on his. The sun was hot, so I went into the shade to work on some stones. I found this little one lying in the ground,,,hard to read, but I could read John H.,,,so after checking on the 1930's list of gravestones,,,I think it is the grave for John H. Fairchild who died at age 3. Some people think this project would make me sad. At times it does, when you realize how young these "residents" were when they died. I find the project fulfilling,,,giving people a look into what life was like in Fish House and learning who lived here. If you sneak up on me at the cemetery, you might hear me talking to the stones. Call me crazy...that is fine.