Thursday, September 25, 2008

Free At Last

Almost one month ago, we arrived here in Red Bay, Alabama at the Allegro Campground/Service Center to get an extra awning and some vent covers installed on the new motor home. Plus, we knew that there were a couple of spots on the paint that needed to be addressed. Well, today, we finally were released with all issues addressed and/or fixed. Needless to say, there was a lot more done than originally thought, but hey, we now have a better than new motor home.

And, yes, the propane line in question, is fixed and we have hot water. Just to complete that thought, Mark was at the factory at 6:00 this morning to make sure he knew about the correct fix. And, with that information, he returned to the service center at 7:00 and told them how they were going to fix it. Mission accomplished and we are free at last. And yes, we did make a visit to Mr. Tiffin's office today. He apologized for our frustrations and assured any future problems would be addressed. We are just glad to have everything at this time and bottom line...we love the motor home and plan to enjoy it every day and use it to make many happy memories.

So, after lunch, we decided to head out to find the third and final cemetery on our list. With some directions from the folks around here we set out looking for Pate Temple Cemetery. We went to it just like we had been there a hundred times. This is what we found when we got there.

We found this cemetery about 2 miles off the main road and up and around a logging trail

These headstones belong to Mark's Paternal Great Great Grandparents

We then found the headstones for 4 of the infant children of Mark's grandparents. They lost all 4 of these babies in a short period of time. I just can't imagine.

Ralph was not quite 18 months old

Nelarue was only 10 months old

They lost these twins at birth only 2 days after Nelarue died.

This has been very interesting to go to these old cemeteries and find all these headstones. It is almost like putting a face with a name. Somehow is makes a connection. I am glad we took the time to do this. So, even though it has been an ordeal for us to have to be here in Red Bay for the month, because, I am not sure we would have taken the time to come here to find these cemeteries.

1 comment:

  1. That is so cool. I will have to hunt up my long lost one day. I have no idea where to look??? I know where my parents and grandparents are buried but that is about it. I guess I will have to look it up