Visiting Old Acquaintances

Dale and Caesar on the blanket getting a little shade.

Well, maybe not acquaintances. After all my 3x great grandparents haven’t actually ever met me. But it was the thought that counts. Right?

We had beautiful weather on Saturday this last weekend, so the old man and I decided to take a short trip to Chilton, Wisconsin and visit Dennis and Winifred Connelly’s burial place at St. Augustine’s Cemetery. And as long as we were there we would have a picnic.

It was also our new puppy Caesar’s first trip away from home. He did pretty well, just one tummy upset. Thankfully he hadn’t eaten much breakfast.

This is the first time we have actually been out and about since March. I chose a place where no one would think to be on this lovely day, and I was right. Although, we did have a small scare-apparently the groundskeepers decided that it was a good day to mow and weed wack the cemetery. Lucky for us they were just finishing up when we got there. We even fixed some of the grave decorations that they had mowed into and broken or mangled. Very careless of them.

With all the goings on in the world right now it felt good to have a chance to take a deep and cleansing breath.

Lunch was good, the weather was good, the company was good. I guess you could say it was a good day.

Dennis and Winifred (Nolan) Connelly’s headstone. My Irish 3x great grandparents who came to this country because of a horrible famine that killed millions and devastated their own county.

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