Tuesday, June 14, 2011
One stop that I had to make was to try to find my great great great grandparents on the mothers side and I knew they were from Canajohnarie, NY and the name of the cemetery. As it turned out, it was huge and I thought I had no hope at all but I did and I was very lucky as most of the tombstones can't be read at all they are so old.
When I was talking to the curator below, he told me Canajohnarie was pronouned Can a ja harry.
Driving through New York I saw a sign that said Ft Johnson so I stopped and spent about an hour taking to the curator. It was so interesting. The Johnson's built the Fort/House before the Revolutionary War but they sided with the English and fled to Canada. The house has these huge fireplaces in them and you would think it would have been warm but huge fireplaces just sucked the heat right up the chimney and one letter they found, the guest complained he couldnt finish writing because the ink froze in the well.
Saturday, June 04, 2011
So many of the buildings are long and narrow. This burned a few years ago and is forsale. My grandson said there are a lot of fires in the old buildings because of old wiring and the need for so much heat to keep them warm. I wish I could tour some of the bigger ones just to see what the inside looks like.
Walking thru Jefferson State Park in Ohio and took this picture. Pretty park but there was this big black cloud heading toward us so I decided to head for the motel. Got there 2 minutes before thunder/lghtning and quarter size hail. Its been a long time since I've been in storms.