Sunday, October 09, 2005

ACROSS MY DESK: Scout digs up family history

DearREADERS,
Remember when ol' Myrt here suggested that a small Texas cemetery could be adopted by a Boy Scout for his Eagle Scout Project? Well, it happened in Denmark. (Denmark, Tennessee, that is.) Be sure to read the full story as it has some pictures and tells how this young man is working to have 4 tombstones returned from the "Pink Palace Museum." BRAVO!

Cemetery project leads to discovery of ancestors' tombstones
By TYRONE TONY REED JR.
ttreed@jacksonsun.com

DENMARK - "A mother's search for the final resting places of distant relatives led her 13-year-old son on a quest to repair and restore 150-year-old tombstones Saturday in a Denmark cemetery. Allison Climer, of Bells, said it all began with her lifelong interest in genealogy, which caused her son, Trey, a Boy Scout, to also develop an interest."

FULL STORY:
http://www.jacksonsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051009/NEWS01/510090311/1002

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,
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Bradenton, FL 34207
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