In my quest to photograph tombstones of as many relatives as possible, I visited Tucker Cemetery. It’s condition is deplorable. I was expecting it to be a bit overgrown not ALOT overgrown.
I located my great-grandmother’s grave with little difficulty but had to push small trees aside to get a good look at it. With a bit of eye squinting and probably a bit of imagination I was able to decipher the writing: Anna Prater, Apr 6 1887, Oct 30 1910, At Rest.
From the accounts of my mother and grandmother (daughter of Anna Prater) my great-grandmother died on the 29th of Oct., the same day Grandma was born. It’s a bit of a conundrum as to why the tombstone says the 30th. Of course, Grandma could hardly recall the event herself. *shrugging shoulders*
Anyway, as a result of this little expedition, I will be making an effort to clean up my great grandmother’s grave. I’ve emailed Saving Graves – Arkansas in an effort to get Tucker Cemetery added to their list. No reply as of yet. More cemetery preservation research is in my future.