Monday, May 31, 2010

Remembering Day

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library are closed today, Monday May 31, for Memorial Day. We will open tomorrow.
A Memorial Day Memory.
When I was a child, my family would visit our Irish relatives buried in the cemetery at St Patrick's on the Lizard. There was never anyone else around and it felt like we were in the middle of nowhere. (The nearest town was Clare, 4 miles away.)  The cemetery boasted a tiny church on a hill and a little bit of a creek called the Lizard. We never saw any lizards though, which was puzzling.  But it was beautiful and quiet, and while I may not have appreciated it as a child, the memories are nice now.
Have a lovely Memorial Day.

The following site includes a reprint of an article from the The Fort Dodge Messenger & Chronicle, August 23, 1928 that discusses St Patrick's on the Lizard

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very interesting information about early settlers and their hardships.