Having now confessed my shortcomings I am going to share just a couple more pictures from my time in Missouri. I joined the Putnam County Genealogical Society and the meetings are held in the museum, which is very full of all kinds of things. (including family histories) This is the old Comstock funeral home horse drawn hearse, several of my relatives were carried in this. That's Aunt Evelyn in the photo.
One afternoon we went for a drive with my cousin and myself, grandma, my mom and my aunt. Those 3 women had lived in Putnam County for most of their lives (except for my mom the gypsy). What a good time we had driving around the old roads just going where their memories would lead us and every corner we went around had a story of a family or friends that had lived there years ago. One of the places we drove past was the Mt Herman Church north of Omaha Missouri (current pop. 2) where my mom and dad got married on the hottest July 30th anyone could remember!
Putnam County is full of memories and the history of my family, I'm sure I will visit it again!