Success with a cemetery

There is a certain cemetery I have been trying to photograph for about a year now. The problem is the church was decommissioned back in the 1920s and there is no one around there to ask about access. I have tried to contact the neighboring church pastor, the closest cemetery’s caretaker, the pastor of the closest church of the same denomination, the district leadership of the denomination, people who are designated “local historians” by the townspeople, and people who know everyone and everything about the area.

Zip. Squat. Nada. Until today.

Today, after much wracking my brain and digging for answers, I asked the right person —  who said she had no idea even where the place was, let alone the person I needed to contact. However, apparently it got her talking with colleagues who, in turn, knew the right person to ask.

I have high hopes of getting out there Sunday with my new camera and taking photos. Over the past several years, there has been much discussion on an Ancestry.com board about residents of this particular cemetery. I would also like to volunteer to photograph several of the cemeteries for the local cemetery project. We shall see.

 

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