Archive for June 30th, 2009

June 30, 2009

The Crew of the Little Lulu

This post was written for the 75th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy, “Justice and Independence”.

I was fortunate enough to have three grandfathers, and all three served in World War II. My mother’s father, Lake Ledford, served in the US Navy. My father’s stepfather, Ned Burrell, was in the Army. And my father’s father, Thad J. Watson, Sr., served in the Army Air Corps.

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June 30, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Graves of the Unknown

On a recent visit to Hollifield Cemetery in Rabun Co., GA, I was struck by this field of stones set to mark the graves of those long deceased. Most of the stones held no markings; the ones that were marked were unreadable. There are probably people still alive with the knowledge of who those souls are, but the longer these graves go unmarked, the more likely it is that the identities of those buried in this field will be lost forever.