Monday, October 28, 2013

Countdown - 3 days - Maple Grove - Kaleva


Here is the final stop on the 2013 Maple Grove Cemetery tour.  Kaleva is in Manistee County, south of Traverse City.  This appears to have a large Finnish community, since there was an American & Finland flag on a pole near the sign.


 These family logs were interesting.


















 The coloring on this is nice!





 When I saw this, my eye was drawn to the gray background area - all I could see was some sort of monster.  Then I looked closer and saw the deer.












Because we all need a tractor-trailer by our headstone!

Although we managed to visit 6 different Maple Grove cemeteries while on vacation this summer, I do have one more to post.  I made a trip to the one in North Branch, Lapeer County just recently and had canine company while exploring!  I'll get that post up soon.

3 comments:

  1. My husband and I looked all over that cemetery in 100 degree weather for my Great Grandfathers grave ( Johan Penttila) and never found it. Someday we'll go back again.

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    1. I hope his isn't one of the homemade markers that maybe didn't survive time! It was an interesting place to explore.

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    2. We went back last week, still could not find it or the other 3 relatives that were buried there. The cemetery does not even have their names on the list of graves, nor does the township. Could have been a homemade marker, the years were 1908 1915 1924 and 1934. My hunt is still on..... Your Maple Grove journey sounds like it was interesting! What intrigued you to do this?

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