This week, I'm doing a dual assignment since I've had one of those "what the heck?" moments that fits the Madness Monday theme and the solution fits right in with Amy Coffin's blogging prompts, 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy - Challenge 15 which is:
Write a letter. It these days of emotionless email, the art of letter writing is getting lost. Pick one of your information needs or queries and write a letter requesting information. You may want to write to a small library or a relative asking for family history information. If you’re requesting a return reply, be sure to include any forms that are required, funds (if necessary) or a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return correspondence. If you write a genealogy blog, include a post about the information you requested and from whom.
To be perfectly honest, I had pretty much decided not to do this week's challenge just because I'm so busy. But then this turned up:
Our theory is that since he was cremated, the marker may have been too large (its dimensions are about 12” by 24”). But then one asks the question, does he have a marker? No one can remember and anyone who should remember is no longer with us.
So, I've written a letter to Riverside Memorial Park in Spokane, Washington where my grandparents are interred, asking if they have a marker of any sort for my grandparents and if not how we can go about rectifying the situation. It seemed like this warranted a letter, rather than a phone call, and the timing of this week's challenge couldn't have been better!
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