Yesterday, my daughter and I took a trip to visit my aunt in New York. During the trip, my sister and I traveled over to St. Peter’s Cemetery in Staten Island to visit several ancestors memorials. I called the cemetery office and spoke with Pat who was wonderful! I e-mailed her with a list of names I suspected were interred at the cemetery. She responded back with several and provided the grave plots and locations along with a cemetery map. I planned on photographing the graves, but also wanted to leave something for them out of respect.
I found some old artificial flowers and glass candle holders in our attic as well as some left over styrofoam packing materials. I decided to use these items to come up with a small tribute to each grave as I visited.
I had to create five total and did not have enough styrofoam for the bases. I used two glass candle holders instead with a small piece of styrofoam inside to attach the flowers. I used scrap fabric, paint and hot glue to put these together. I was also stopping by to visit my grandparents and made a special one for them with my daughter’s picture in it.
Stay tuned for more of the genealogy series!