“Limesstones” 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 490 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 8 trips to carry that many people.

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Sharing A Wedding Photograph that Needs a Proper Home

Sharing a marriage photograph of groom, John Lewek and his bride, Franceszka (Frances) Brzezina. 

This photograh was found in the Second Thyme Around Antique shop in Oldmsted Falls, Ohio, December 27, 2014 – $49.00.
The couple married November 7, 1914 at a Saint Stanislaus Church.

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https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZBZ-6YQ

 Below is the reverse side of the photograph with handwritten biographical information.12-27-2014 - GRAND PACIFIC JUNCTION - REVERSE OF LEWEK PHOTO - 212-27-2014 - GRAND PACIFIC JUNCTION - FRONT OF LEWEK PHOTO

SOURCE:  FamilySearch.org:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHMW-26H

Name: John Lewek
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Tract 959, Hamtramck, Hamtramck City, Wayne, Michigan, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 48
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birthplace: Poland
Birth Year (Estimated): 1892
Last Place of Residence: Same House
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
John Lewek Head M 48 Poland
Frances Lewek Wife F 47 Poland
Alexander Lewek Son M 22 Michigan
Edward Lewek Son M 18 Michigan
District: 82-114 , Family Number: 236 , Sheet Number and Letter: 13A , Line Number: 12 , Affiliate Publication Number: T627 , Affiliate Film Number: 1830 , Digital Folder Number: 005461715 , Image Number: 00785

Some Views of the Bedford Cemetery, Bedford, Ohio

Below are some photographs of gravetones taken on December 13, 2014 at the Bedford City Cemetery in Bedford, Ohio.  

Unfortunately, the very bright white marble gravestones seen in some of these photographs are examples of gravestones that were subjected to abrasive grinding by a Nyalox Brush wheel attached to a power drill.  The outer skin surface on these gravestones has been removed in order to make them appear so white. 

This aggrssive procedure it not endorsed or condoned by any nationally recognized preservation organization such as the Association for Gravestone Studies or the NCPTT of the National Park Service.   These gravestones were harmed by such an aggressive method of cleaning that was not necessary as there are other choices such as cleaning with a soft bristle brush and distilled water. 

BEDFORD CEMETERY - 12-13-2014 - 3 SMALL STONES - ONE NYALOXED & NOT SETBEDFORD CEMETERY - 12-13-2014 - 2 SMALL STONES - 1 NYALOXED & NOT SETBEDFORD CEMETERY - 12-13-2014 - LONG SHOT VIEW - 2BEDFORD CEMETERY - 12-13-2014 -PECK WHITE BRONZEBEDFORD CEMETERY - 12-13-2014 - HELLEN M WELLS STONE LOOKS TO BE NYALOXEDBEDFORD CEMETERY - 12-13-2014 - WM HENRY GLEASONBEDFORD CEMETERY - 12-13-2014 - SAFFORD GRANT STONEBEDFORD CEMETERY - 12-13-2014 - SAFFORD GRANT REVERSE SIDE

BEDFORD MUSEUM - 12-13-2014 -GRAVE MARKERS WAR OF 1812 BEDFORD CEM ETERY

BEDFORD MUSEUM - 12-13-2014 - NAMES WAR OF 1812 BEDFORD CEM ETERY