This is the stone for my relative Albert O. SCOTT. It is located in Boundary Line Cemetery in La Fontaine, IN and is, as you can see, in great need of repair.
Saturday morning I traveled with my husband and parents 2 hours south to attempt to fix Albert's stone. We planned ahead bringing a car full of tools to tackle the cleaning and resetting.
When we arrived at the cemetery we quickly realized that while we could clean his stone, we would not be able to reset it like we planned. We will need to construct a new base first which we were not prepared to do on Saturday.
Not wanting to waste the mix we brought with us we turned our attention to this stone:
This stone is for Rebecca CAROTHERS. Rebecca is not a relative of ours but since we had what we needed to fix her stone we decided to go ahead and clean and reset her marker.
Here she is looking good again! I just knew Rebecca was sending us her thanks!
Once we accomplished this task and cleaned a couple of other relatives stones we headed to the BP Station for lunch. One thing to note about Boundary Line Cemetery is that it is located in a rural area. Very rural! The BP Station is the only place in town to wash up and grab something to eat.
After lunch we returned to the cemetery to complete our work for the day. Just as we were packing up a van pulled up to the cemetery. We all stopped to stare as having any vehicle pass by was a rarity much less to have one stop!
Out jumps a couple who ask "Is this Boundary Line Cemetery"? My mom replied "Yes". "Oh good"! They said....".we are from Oregon and made this detour on our travels to try and locate my Great - Grandmothers headstone." "What is her name"? my mother asked. Their reply?
So while we thought we were coming to fix up Albert's stone, Ms. Rebecca had others plans for us that day. She wanted to be clean and standing tall for her relatives who were coming to visit her that afternoon!
Glad we could be of assistance Rebecca.
Here is Rebecca with her Great - Grandson and his wife.
And another story for Genealogy Serendipity is in the books!