Time for the motorcycles when the weather is like this... We decided to take a drive north, up to the Town of Clifford. Why there?
For the past while, Judy has been working on our Family Trees! As many of you would know, this can become a big task! She recently received a bunch of information on my side of the Tree, and as we sort of knew, many of my relatives lived in this area of the Province over the years. Judy has actually traced my roots back to my Great 5 Times Grand Father! (We only have the information, we did not do the work...) He was born in 1690!!!! Now that is a long time ago... he hailed from Germany.
My Dad's Sister, Kathleen Hollinger, lived up in Listowel, and did quite a bit of work on the Tree while she was alive. We found information that showed some relatives may be burried in the Clifford, Ont. Cemetery. We decided to take a drive and look for ourselves!
What a beautiful drive it is from Woodstock up to Clifford. You drive through the bread basket of Ontario. This appears to be a good year so far for the Farmers, as there has been enough rain to make things grow. They are all hard at work right now bringing in hay and straw...
Listowel is a great little South Western Ontario Town... with a very typical main Street. Judy and I actually bought our RV in Listowel at Larry Hudson Chevrolet Dealership.
Above, Judy is working our Family Tree list, getting all the ducks in order... we got our exercise today, as we split the cemetery in half, and started walking!
After we left Clifford, we headed back towards Woodstock, and stopped in Palmerson, Ontario, to check out that one... no such luck there, as we came up empty! Oh well...
It was a great day for the drive and we enjoyed every minute of it!
Of course, once we got back home and I did a bit of looking with the iPad, I found the Clifford Cemetery online, and they list every person who is burried there, and even have a picture of the headstone! Guess we are just rookies at this stuff... however, it was a lot of fun.