I was on a business trip about 200 miles from home, and found myself surprisingly driving through Burleson County, Texas. I saw a sign for Chriesman, which made me realize I was very near a cemetery named Chriesman Cemetery where many years ago I found my Little ancestors. (Birdie Little married Sidney Thomas. Their daughter Beatrice Thomas married L.L. Fox Parker, my ggrandparents.) On the way home, I saw a sign for Chriesman Chapel Cemetery, slammed on my brakes at 70 mph and went flying left down this country road to see if I could find the cemetery I had found years before. After driving for about 10-15 minutes, I came to this dark-shadowed part of the road, and saw a very disorganized cemetery in the distance. It was Chriesman Chapel Cemetery, not Chriesman Cemetery and my gamble did not pay off. Not to be disappointed nor outwitted by the somewhat spooky area, however, I decided to stop and take pictures with my iphone for findagrave. I was no sooner taking a picture of my second grave, when I heard this very loud, very rusty metallic growling noise and it was getting closer. I could not see a thing (remember it was very shadowy). I decided to get the heck out of dodge very quickly. Little did I realize I had my iphone setting to "movie." Ended up taking about a 10-second movie of the Blair Witch Project variety before zooming back down the old country road. And the good news is, the two photos, one of the cemetery sign, I did get made it to findagrave. I hope Wilhelm Lina (the one photo of a grave closest to my car) appreciated my remembering him today before I got scared out of my wits! Unfortunately not my first spooky cemetery story, and hopefully not my last...I love cemeteries! Daytime ran out and I was far from home, so I missed my Littles on that trip.
Congratulations to all the volunteers who made the Brown Reunion another success this year, including organizer Betty Sanders and auctioneer Mike Firkins!