~ Houghton Cemetery ~
Just through the pretty hamlet of Houghton
turn to your left and follow the lane to the end
That's how I found this quiet secluded country cemetery
situated on a small knoll - the burial place
to many of this areas pioneers
Some of the old headstones dated back to the 1860's
and like this one was almost ready to topple over or
in some instances had toppled over
leaving the inscription totally unreadable
I noticed quite a few of these early pioneers
although having lived through many a hardship and heart-ache
had survived to the grand old age of 80 years or more .
The names that brought a smile to my face were
Charlotte Jeremiah Emily Sarah & Daniel
not uncommon names in our present generation.
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