We have already moved on to Pennsylvania again but I first need to finish telling about our wonderful trip to Palmyra. Last post I talked about the Hill Cumorah and the Joseph Smith farm including the Sacred Grove. Tonight we will cover the Harris house, the Printing Press, the community today, and the Whitmer home.
We loved our stay in Palmyra and enjoyed every single tour and site we visited. I am so grateful for this opportunity to taste a bit of history. It was amazing to know that we walked where our leaders once walked. If you ever get a chance to go to this area, do not miss the chance to visit these historic sites and be sure to take the tours. These guides have so much information to share.
Day 8 - we traveled back to Greenville, PA. As we were traveling to Erie, a very distant cousin called us (we had called him - got his name out of the phone book - but he was not home. We left a message and he returned the call as we were heading to Erin, PA). He told us to come back to Greenville and he would show us the cemeteries where my husband's ancestors were buried. So we did!
What a wonderful day we had today. It poured all the way from NY to PA but slowed down after we got here. Our new cousin (very distant be we are related) walked us through some very wet and soggy and extremely well hidden cemeteries. We did find some of our relatives even though some stones were extremely difficult to read. He and his wife then took us around town and showed us some original houses, a barn, and a school once bearing the family name. I took my little portable scanner and scanned tons of information he had about the family. What a great day! Thank you to distant relatives.
Tomorrow we are headed back to Ft. Wayne, Indiana again to visit with our friends one more time before we leave Indiana.