Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Cemetery Cleaning: 100 Years Ago

July 2, 1908

Dycusburg – On Saturday, June 13th, about 10 men and boys met at the Dycusburg cemetery and so nicely cleaned off the graves it surpasses any work of the kind in the history of Dycusburg. The faithful house wives and fair daughters prepared a most elaborate dinner in Kentucky basket-dinner style, and, at 11:30 a.m. sharp it was spread under the beautiful cedars in the northwest portion of the cemetery, where fully one hundred men, women, boys and girls gathered and informally partook in the tempting spread. However it was a hurried meal for a heavy storm cloud and wind threatened, with thunder and lightning. The people scattered to their houses and a heavy rain followed but every one seemed to enjoy the work and the dinner and home with a feeling that they had done a good work had been weought [sic].

From The Crittenden Press. Used with permission.

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