"A (wo)man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of (her)his life in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of beautiful God has implanted in the human soul."- Goethe

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Provo Cemetery

As you may or may not know, we are ancestor hunters. (The kind armed with knowledge and curiosity, not with guns and violence, lest you be confused.) One of our favorite spontaneous pastimes is to go cemetery traipsing, searching for interesting stories carved in stone and long-lost relatives.

We recently took a trip to the Provo Cemetery to search for some of Kirk's and my ancestors. We totally found all the people we were looking for, plus a couple bonus stories told only by dates and epitaphs on a couple interesting headstones:

When we found these folks, we were filled with a great feeling of accomplishment. Something we'd been searching for finally came to fruition. I hope this is a worthwhile habit we can eventually instill in our little offspring. Meanwhile, she's perfectly content to join us and gather pine cones.

What worthwhile searches have ended nicely for you lately?


  1. That sounds really neat. I need to get more into family history. I've recently been doing a lot of indexing, but that's the extent of my family history work. I'm a newbie, but eventually I'll work up to your level.

    P.S. Part of me is a little disappointed that you aren't the kind armed with guns. I would have very much enjoyed a blog post about you hunting zombies. :)

  2. Oh, please. Don't discount your efforts because everyone has a different aspect of family history work that is enjoyable. And, don't worry. If I ever hunt zombies I'll totally post about it.