Happy Friday all.
Bear didn't come back last night but I killed my first copperhead of the year. Saw him in our driveway about dusk. I leave black snakes alone but I kill copperheads and rattlesnakes.
This Sunday is decoration Sunday for our family so I will be headed into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park to our old family graveyard. (Decoration is a once a year event when everyone goes to place flowers on family graves). The park service took my great Grandfathers (along with lots of others) land in 1943 for the national park. All my family that died prior to 1943 are buried there. The oldest grave is 1811. Once a year the park service takes families across Fontana Lake back to old family graveyards. There are over 50 graveyards in the park. They go to a different graveyard each Sunday during the summer. Ours is always the first Sunday in June. There are 41 graves at our site and I'm related to 38 of them. My mother is no longer able to go so I go to place flowers on mom's sister's grave along with my great grandparents, etc. I've only missed going a couple of years in my life. Except for the graveyard and whats left of rock home foundations, all signs of civilization are gone. It is neat to go back into the wilderness to the ruins of the home my mom, grandparents, and great grandparents were born in.
Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. <><