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Beccaberry
11-05-2009, 01:49 AM
The weather was gorgeous today, so Jon, the kids and I (and Harley) set out to find our second cache of the season...just on the outskirts of a cemetery. (Billie, I'm looking in your direction :wink: )

The cache location was less than a mile and a half from the house so we opted to walk to it.

Backstory on the cache:

The cache area is marked by an obelisk-type monument dedicated to forty-six American soldiers who sacrificed their lives in struggling for the Independence of their country, and to Capt. Stephen Stow, who tended to the dying soldiers, and in so doing fell victim to disease himself.

Two hundred American soldiers, suffering from smallpox, and near death, were transferred from a British prison ship, then lying near New York, to a British man-of-war. On January 1, 1777 they were discharged near Milford Harbor in Connecticut. Capt. Stow of Milford voluntarily wrote a will, put his affairs in order, and left his family to tend to these sick and dying soldiers. Despite the efforts of Capt. Stow and other Milford residents, forty-six soldiers died within one month. They were buried in a mass grave near here. Capt. Stow himself contracted smallpox, died, and was buried along with those he served. He had already given four sons to serve in the War of Independence.

The names and residences of the soldiers are inscribed on this monument, which in part states, ". . . Who shall say that Republics are Ungrateful."

After a quick search, Andrew located the cache location

http://i341.photobucket.com/albums/o368/beccaberry73/SDC10013.jpg

http://i341.photobucket.com/albums/o368/beccaberry73/SDC10012.jpg

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Inside the cache we found our first Travel Bug and left a Pirate Rubber Duckie

http://i341.photobucket.com/albums/o368/beccaberry73/SDC10011.jpg

The monument...

http://i341.photobucket.com/albums/o368/beccaberry73/SDC10014.jpg

http://i341.photobucket.com/albums/o368/beccaberry73/SDC10015.jpg

We'll be dropping off the Travel Bug at our next cache...in the meantime, we took a short stroll around the area before leaving...

http://i341.photobucket.com/albums/o368/beccaberry73/SDC10018.jpg

foreverducky
11-05-2009, 02:04 AM
See, you find all sorts of great things near cemeteries. ;)

What a great family activity to do!

Skywatcher
11-05-2009, 06:59 AM
:thumbsup: awesome now start planning where to set your wdisneysecrets one up

Dawn
11-05-2009, 07:02 AM
Cool day. :D

Now. Willow needs one of those bandanas.

Dawn
11-05-2009, 07:03 AM
Oh and btw Mr Watcher, I'll be setting one in Devon in 2 weeks time so I need a number. It will be near the outlaws and FIL will maintain it.

Disneybumble
11-05-2009, 07:04 AM
Great day Becca. Harley looks particually pleased with his day.

Beccaberry
11-05-2009, 01:50 PM
See, you find all sorts of great things near cemeteries. ;)

What a great family activity to do!

We had a great time...

BTW, the kids and I wandered through the cemetery a bit and I saw this and thought of you (please don't take offense to that :sorry: I mean it in a most positive way, I just thought you would have found it fascinating :) )

How incredibly intricate and bittersweet is this memorial?

Rosie0610
11-05-2009, 02:03 PM
Wow, that memorial is impressive.
Looks like a fun day!

foreverducky
11-05-2009, 02:03 PM
Totally not offended! I love it and have never seen anything quite like it!!! It's beautiful and stunning! Thank you so much for thinking of me and sharing. :hug2:

Skywatcher
11-05-2009, 02:11 PM
Wow that is incredible! There are some immensely talented people in this world

Johnie
11-05-2009, 03:14 PM
Oh wow, that memorial is stunning.