As a genealogist, death doesn’t bother me. The dying part does, but not death. I love wandering around cemeteries. And I spend time thinking about the problem of where I will be laid to rest. As a Christian I realize that only my bones will actually be in a grave but still I want my place of rest to be in a pastoral field where living loved ones and descendants will visit and remember me. The problem I have is that my paternal ancestors are buried in a nice little church cemetery in York County, Nebraska while my maternal ancestors are buried in a pretty cemetery in Iowa. My husband was born in Fresno, California but his relatives are spread out all over the U.S. We live in Oklahoma with no real family connections. My husband is one of those that doesn’t really care – he would even go for cremation I think. But I want to be remembered and visited by my descendants. I wonder if other people my age every wonder about this?
Anyway, for this Tombstone Tuesday I am sharing pictures of the cemetery in Jones County, Iowa where my McConaughy and Siefken Great Grandparents(maternal line) are buried. It is a beautiful cemetery on a rolling hill, very peaceful and well kept.