Monday, January 31, 2011
We walked around outside looking for him. Then drove around the street behind us. Still no Bentley. Went outside calling him and carrying his food. Saw something white move, a cat! No not Bentley another cat all white. He followed me around the yard, wanting to be fed.
As it grew later Starsky seemed to be worried also. He went from door to door and window to window looking for Bentley. Finally, at 11:30 we went to bed. Everyone except my daughter and Starsky. Starsky would call out and then walk through the house. My daughter went to bed at some point.
At 4:50 something woke me up, I went downstairs to check it out. Starsky was at the kitchen door looking out. I looked but didn't see anything. I was talking to Starsky when I heard a cat. Looked outside again and there was Bentley on the bench. I opened the door but had to go out and get him. Boy was I happy to see him. I took him up to my daughter and put him on top of her. She woke in shock, not sure if she was dreaming. She grabbed Bentley and hugged him.
Where did he go? I guess he decided since he is now 1 year old he needed an adventure. Starsky smelled his paws when he came in. Looked like big brother was checking on WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN YOUNG MAN!!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I finally made it to Forest Hills Cemetery, the cemetery is located in St.Elmo which is just outside of downtown Chattanooga. Forest Hills Cemetery is beautifully located at the foot of Lookout Mountain and was started in 1880. I've always heard what a beautiful cemetery it is and especially in the spring with the flowers in bloom but I don't think I've been before. Forest Hills has a useful website which gives you information on when the person died and the lot where they are buried and then they have maps of each section to help you locate the graves. http://foresthillscemetery.net/
I found several of the Girton family who are buried together. I plan to go back and try to find more from the Girton and Cooke families.
Mabel Cooke Girton was my husband's Great Grandmother, he was a small child when she died so he doesn't remember her. We did get to scan some pictures of the Girton family, however, the pictures do not have names and we don't know who they are.