This little piece of property I found while just driving down the road.
I reached a T in the road, and needed to choose – do I turn right or do I turn left. There was a sign that said Masterson Cemetery with an arrow that pointed right, so why not?
It wasn’t until I got home and could look up the history on the place that I learned what I was curious to know.
This historic home c.1790 is the oldest two story brick structure built between Cincinnati & Louisville. The house overlooks the Ohio River and was the first meeting place for the Methodist Church in the area.
Historic Masterson House
But you know me better than to think that I would be satisfied with just a picture of an old brick house, be it 1790 or not! There is a cemetery on the premises.
Other side of Marker!
Stones leaning left and right, and some just on the ground --
The stones are weather-beaten and many are illegible.
They still make me pause and consider the lives of long ago.
78 used to feel “far off” for me, but it gets closer all the time!
Now THIS one is INTERESTING!
Eliza was a consort of James McConathy. I have to confess that I wasn’t sure if consort meant friend, lover, or spouse or if it was something derogatory as English as a language changes over time, words can change meaning. I had to look it up to find that it meant likely wife. Whatever the term meant to James McConathy, he must have loved Eliza very much to have such a lovely stone made for her. She died at age 29 in 1840. ((She was IN her 30th year, so she was likely 29. Our first year is from birth to 1 year old.))
In other news ---I will be teaching at the Grand Hotel Needlework Seminar on Mackinac Island, Michigan in just a few weeks! I’ve been so excited about going to Mackinac, I’ve never been there. I received an email the other day stating:
Ice breakers are actually working the Straits of Mackinac to break up the ice on the lakes and into the harbor of the island so that the ferries can run. The ferries won't be operating until just before we go there so you can imagine how cold it still is. I'm telling you this so you plan your wardrobe accordingly.
Will this winter EVER END?!?! It’s nearly MAY for crying out loud!
Have a great Monday, Everyone!