Since it is June 30th I am only half done.
Friday 30 June 2023
Thursday 29 June 2023
Hosmer began as a Canadian Pacific Railway company town. Coal mining started in 1908 and the Canadian Pacific Railway shut down production in 1914. At one time approximately one thousand two hundred people lived here. Now about a hundred people live here and there are few traces of what once existed.
The cemetery is long abandoned and partway up the mountain. A friend of mine and I tried to find it on June 24th. The GPS coordinates where it said it was were not were it was. We spent time tromping through the dense bush trying to find it. We flagged down a motorcyclist on a trail and asked him if hew knew where it was. He did and pointed us in the right direction. A bit of a walk and into a bit of an overgrown clearing and we were there. If you did not know where it was you would have an very hard time finding it. We had just missed finding it on our prior attempts.
This is a bit of an odd place. A couple of graves are close together, most are spread far apart. There are no rows and no pattern to the internments. It is so overgrown there are unmarked and unknown graves and some marked ones that I know we did not spot them. There is no sign anywhere marking the cemetery.
Long collapsed fence marking a grave. Did not see any marker.
Wednesday 28 June 2023
Tuesday 27 June 2023
Monday 26 June 2023
Saturday 24 June 2023
Friday 23 June 2023
Wednesday 21 June 2023
Sunday 18 June 2023
Other weekends it rains all weekend and you spend your time weeding out files and housecleaning.
Saturday I visited mom and did a few errands for her. It rained. Rain is good. Alberta has been hit with numerous wildfires. With luck the rain will kill them all.
Sunday I woke up, checked the forecast for anywhere I might have wanted to go and there was going to be rain everywhere. So I stayed home, downsized some stuff, went through some files, and set aside stuff to be shredded.
Some days you just have to take the time to deal with menial tasks.