This day nearly took my breath away.
Some 20 years ago Patsy & Gene (George) Sawhill became almost family. I was teaching Patsy sewing and she invited me and my family to the Sawhill ranch, about 15 minutes south of Boulder. It became our "get out of Dodge" place. We've camped out there, roasted marshmallows and tennis shoes at the pond. The kids rode horse, chased chickens and consider her, just one of us. Last May we lost Gene after 2 years of accidents and broken back and several visits with my dulcimer to the nursing home he was in. We were fortunate enough to be able to attend his funeral at the Valmont Pioneer Cemetery. You'd never know it was there if you didn't know someone in the area. I was very saddened to see how badly kept the cemetery was and could not help but feel there was graves buried under the debris and overgrown bushes. It took until today, and with a bunch of help, Josh Mount, from the ward, gathered up some people and tools and we all went up to the cemetery and for his Eagle Project, did a WHOLE bunch of cleaning. Weeds, galore, dead trees, and we took down one of the three VERY overgrown lilac bushes.
We were able to get several fallen headstones back up and found 6 more headstones that were buried in bushes and debris, but this takes the cake.
We got more we can do up there, anyone know a Scout needing an Eagle project?
But the Sharp marker will get better treatment! Patsy and I intend on setting up things on that area, so they won't get buried again, and I now have a wonderful place that really needs the extra soil that I need to get out my backyard. But I'm still "gobsmacked" Will be for awhile, I can tell.