Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day

I always try to decorate graves at Springer Chapel & Cat Creek....Grandma & Aunt Minerva decorated these graves for years, now Grandma is gone & don't think Aunt Minerva can decorate anymore....
little Dottie Mae Higdon is buried at Springer Chapel, she was 9 1/2 hours old. how did her mother deal with that? granted, my great great grandma Mary Alice Bryant Higdon McMican was a strong woman & raised many children. But each loss had to hurt. she is the only Higdon that I have found buried here. her parents died many years later in Winona, MO where they are buried.
Springer Chapel used to have a church, but it was gone last year when we went to decorate. now it is fenced in. the cemetery is on Hwy CC in Harrison County, near the Wayne Helton Memorial Wildlife area.
there are several Maxwells buried at Cat Creek Cemetery, which borders the farm my grandma Grace grew up on. Her parents, grandparents and great grandparents are buried here, along with aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. and siblings.

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