Bush Cemetery

Some of my Horn and Roberson ancestors were buried in Bush Cemetery in Rock Port, Missouri. There’s nothing remarkable about that. It’s no different from the hundreds of little cemeteries across America where my ancestors are buried. Some of them maintained, some not.

What makes this one special is that there’s a guy who is making it his project to clean up the cemetery. Matt Barnes. He’s trimming trees, identifying graves, coordinating volunteers, and organizing weekend cleanup projects.

I’m impressed as hell. There’s not a chance I’m going to get enough time off to go out to Kansas City and help out. I have to live vicariously, following his Bush Cemetery page on Facebook and enjoying the emails I get when he finds something he thinks will interest me.

The world should be like this.

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