There is an old cemetery on my parents property. It's a small cemetery that predates the civil war. I use to play around the headstones when I was a kid, never giving any thought to the people who were buried there.
I walked on out there the other day and gave some thought to the people there. I thought about what their lives were like and what the area was like when they were alive.
I live here in Illinois and one of the men buried here was born in 1817. One year before Illinois became a State (the 21st). Another man here witnessed the civil war and WWII during his life time.
These people lived in a time when the USA was still a new Country. They witnessed times and events in US history that I can only read about in books.
It's kind of funny how much more interested I am now compared to when I was a kid...
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