Halloween visit…

Today we went to the Pioneer Cemetary looking for the Bush family grave sites.  Asahel Bush died in 1913 after founding newspapers, banks and generally leaving a large imprint on our community and our state.  A little band of volunteers–people like me who give time to the beautiful Victorian house museum called Bush House Museum–met outside the cemetary gates and wandered through with curator Sara Swanborn.  It was a little sad, a little peaceful, and lovely, interesting.  When we found the burial site Sara read a bit from Mr. Bush’s obituary.  As Sara later put it in her own blog, the drivers whizzing by down the hill on Commercial Street don’t give as thought to how their town was shaped.  For our little group–a group for whom this family is “alive”–it was a nice moment.

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