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Larry (#47255152)
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Listen up Punky, I have a ghost story to tell you. Actually, I could write a book about cemetery hauntings I have encountered. See the photo on my page and note the paranormal activity called "ORBS."
I like to think of them as little "Roy Orb is sons." (That was a musical joke.)

Anyway Punk Meisters of FAG, I watch over my shoulder when doing cemetery safaris. Wouldn't consider going with out a change of Depends. Ghosts can get downright frightful and one must always be prepared.

Sometimes I wonder if the hauntings are not caused by plumbers butt findagravers. All that stooping over and bending down could cause a site for sore eyes. Try to be polite and kneel gently when dusting off those graves. Someone, or something, may be watching.

Winter is approaching the state of Minnesota. That means no more cemetery safaris until spring. In Minnesotah, the wind gets to 50 miles per hour, temps drop to -30 below, and snow deepens to about 6 feet. Only a fool would challenge the winter cemeteries in this frozen tundra land. Even burials are ceased until spring. The bodies get stacked up like firewood at the mortuary. April the undertakers are digging like crazy to get all the winter deaths properly laid to rest. Many are simply giving up and foregoing burials. They do this cremation thing. (That whole idea just burns me up to think about it.)

I was thinking the other day, which doesn't happen so often anymore since I retired. Anyway, let me digress. I said "Me" pay attention to this thought. How about spending as much time with the living as you do the dead? I pondered that and thought, Ya got a point there. There are all these live people I could be around that can talk, argue, give advice, play tricks on. It was pretty tempting to think about changing from the dead to the living.

After tasting several bottles of beer, I reconsidered and decided to stay with the dead. They give me no guff, no ill advise, no political garbage. Life is just easier with those characters. Ya never know what they may be saying about ya in heaven though, if they made it there.

Being a retired Vietnam War Vet, I have lots of time on my hands. I check my emails daily and generally act swiftly and decisively to all requests. (More powerful than a locomotive, faster than a speeding bullet. and don't wear much clothes.) (In Vietnam I was a surrender specialists. I passed out white flags and yelled uncle at the top of my lungs.)

Well, Punky Meisters, that is about it for today. Hey, do ghosts turn white when they are scared? Do ghosts believe in us? I'm gonna ponder that over a six pack of Coors.

If you think I am nuckin futs, yer right!
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Thomas Allen Batson Summit Park Cemetery
Wayzata MN.
Thanks for the reply. There is no picture of Thomasallen Batson marker. I will request one.

Thomas A. Batson is son of Samuel W. Batson and grandson of Thomas Allen Batson who died 1890 age 52. died after being struck by lightning during a massive storm that ripped through the mid-west that year.
Samuel Waite Batson of Wayzata MN. coauthored with William Lindsay, (his wife was Mary Ann Batson Lindsay (sister of Thomas),the Lindsay home was in Minneapolis, MN.)
"Batson Family Genealogy revised May 1, 1949"
It is available online for those researching the Josiah Batson Sr.(1803-1874)
Anna Maria Gross Batson (1805-1867)
Family pedigree, originally from England , then Cherry Valley, NY 1830, then finally Fairwater, Wisconsin 1850.
There is a Batson family plot at Fairwater, WS. and Pine Island MN. All are related.

Thanks for your efforts, and enjoy the holidays.
Doug in Tacoma WA. GGGgrandson Josiah Batson Sr,
Added by Beachcomber on Nov 26, 2015 12:42 PM
Evie (Greer) Schipper
I just want to you and your Mrs a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.
Added by Evie (Greer) Schipper on Nov 24, 2015 7:15 PM
Robert John Chudek
RE: Mary Palinka Duplicate
Yeah I've removed some of mine too, when the "competition" (or is it incompetition?) conjure up a more fulfilling account of a persons existence in this world. Life is too short to try and enforce all the Find A Grave "guidelines."
Added by Robert John Chudek on Nov 20, 2015 8:08 PM
RE: Thanksgiving Message
Morning Larry:
I'm glad you liked the poem I put on my page for Thanksgiving.I'm still not sure what I want to do for the holidays cuz if the truth be known,I'd much rather just be by myself this year.They say the 1st year is the hardest,not that it's going to get any easier mind you being w/out my husband/best friend but...we'll see

I'm not moved yet & won't be until probably New Years Eve week-end or there abouts.Although a lot of my heavy furniture & a lot of boxes have already been moved to the new place.Still have a lot to do & have a bunch of folks coming up Saturday to move some more furniture & boxes...

My landlord has a couple who are interested in renting this big old house so I gave him the okay to bring 'em up Saturday to check the place out but also told him to "prewarn" them about boxes,packing material,bubble wrap etc all over the place (sigh)....

I have sold a lot of stuff & given away a lot of stuff but I swear it's multiplying over nite cuz I can't seem to get ahead on this packing....

Anywho...I've rambled on enough so I'll be talking to ya,

~ Beth ~

P.S. I'm still waiting for that senior citizen picture that you was going to
Added by Beth.Bailey on Nov 19, 2015 8:32 AM

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