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Re: Looking for Headstones

Posted: 1258421140000
Classification: Query
I have had the same experiences many times over. Searching Central and Southern Wisconsin Cemeteries, some very large and some small, I have a unique quirk of stopping the car a few feet away, and walking right to a family plot. Even though I had never been there.

My first-cousins great-grand-daughter, 13 years old at the time, with an interest in genealogy, wanted to come with me for the annual pre-Memorial Day decorating the graves of ancestors. She had never been to these cemeteries. I tried a little experiment, I had parked about 50 yards away from the family plot. I told her I couldn't remember where the Family plot was. I asked to to look in every direction and pick which way we should look. She did... and simply stated they're over their and walked right to the family plot of my great-great grandparents.

The reason I'm wondering about this, Last Friday my brother, born 4 years after the end of the war, called from a Borders book store in Minnesota. He walked by a display of books on World War II, and glanced at the photo on the cover. He kept going to what he was originally looking for but said he was drawn back to the book on WWII.

He picked up the book and opened it to the middle, to his amazment, he was staring at a photograph of our Dad, and Dad was smiling... The same photo on the cover of the book but the cover had our Dad, and others cropped out. He thought something was familiar to him.

Are these examples of inherited cellular memories, like transplant patients sharing memories of their organ donors?

We visited six cemeteries that day and she nailed 5 of the six, I think she would have batted 1000 but she, and I were exhausted, cemeteries in Wisconsin in the 1850's didn't waste valuable farmland, the were on steep inclines that could never be farmed.





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