Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Picnic at the cemetery

From left to right: Uncle Toby, Betty (my mom), Anna Farley (Granny), Bud(uncle), Edna Ruth (my aunt is standing) and Mary Ann (the baby of the family)My mom told me it was common in those days for families to picnic at the cemetery. They would take a picnic basket loaded with roast beef sandwiches and jars of milk and spend the day at the cemetery. It was a way for neighbors to get together as well as to be close to loved ones.

No comments: