Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Meeting Mike And Sandy In Hoopeston

Rantoul, IL.

60 deg. clear, no wind.

Forecast = Mostly sunny in the morning...then partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Jim and Linda headed over to Hoopeston, IL, yesterday morning to meet up with Linda's cousin, Mike and his wife Sandy. Mike hadn't been to Hoopeston for over 20 years and had forgotten where the family grave sites were in the cemetery. So, being that Jim and Linda go over there almost every year they showed him where they were.

The above photo is of Mike and Sandy, taken at the cemetery.

After they were finished there, they took Mike's car and headed down to Rossville, IL. (which is just South of Hoopeston) and had lunch at Meritas Restaurant. After they were finished eating, they went to the Rossville Cemetery were there are some more family grave sites.

Then, it was time to say good bye so they headed back to Hoopeston where there were hugs and handshakes.  Jim and Linda picked up CLT, (who was parked at the City park), and headed back here while Mike and Sandy headed further North up to Knox, Indiana, where Sandy's family is from.

It was about 1:00 by the time they got back here. Both Jim and Linda had a good time visiting with Mike and Sandy and showing them where all the grave sites are located.

After they returned, they both took naps and then just relaxed for the rest of the day.

Did you know that there are over 14,000 cemeteries in Illinois? Many of them inactive.

1 comment:

  1. Can't say that I think any of the residents of cemeteries are very active. :)


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