Friday, August 1, 2014
A Good Road Trip is a Great Way to Spend the Day
My fishing trips have taken a hit here lately with my wife and I helping our daughter and husband out with the grandchildren and the newborn. I took a break from the baby sitting with my wife last week and spent the week in
visiting my brother. We didn’t do any fishing but
made a couple of road trips that proved to be very productive. One of the days involved selling my brothers
older bass boat, and traveling to the Mississippi Mississippi line to purchase a 1985 Bass Tracker TX in great condition.
It needs some minor work before he puts it on the water, but it will prove much
safer than what he had. Thursday the day before I left for home we decided we would
make a trip to our old home place where we were raised as boys. Going back to these places always brings back
some fond memories. We also paid a visit to our Great Great Grandfathers cemetery;
which is located at his old home place now isolated in a wooded area in Choctaw
Tennessee . I did a post about the cemetery sometime back, but I
wanted to share some new photos of our restoration work in the cemetery. county Mississippi
We finally located all the pieces of the headstone of our GG Grandfather, which shows his birth 1800—1874—74 years is a remarkable age to survive in that day and time
This is a concrete slab placed over the grave with a long inscription engraved in the top part ---the slab was 4” thick and has broken over the years
James’s wife Mary is buried beside him with a 4” concrete slab covering her grave with an inscription as well---1808—1874---66 years of age at her death
Placing treated 4 X 4’s around the cemetery will ensure it stays in tact, for years to come. My brothers son will take care of the cemetery after we are gone.
I thought it would be appropriate to make a sign indicating the name of the cemetery.
This is one of four other graves with rock headstones and footstones with no names on them buried to the left of James Trussell’s grave. We know this is not any of the children, because I have accounted for all of them when I did the research for our family tree.
My brother’s Badboy proved to be the way to reach the cemetery and haul all the posts and equipment we needed to restore it. We have found out that one can go on a great road trip with this vehicle; an enjoyable day for both of us.