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30 May 2011

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Marie

I didn't realize you could actually go inside the tomb. They've really kept the caskets nice and shiny. Their daughter, Nellie, is buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield. Her marker is a small stone upon which "wife" is engraved.

Joe

Yep, you can go into the tomb. It's much nicer now that they've gotten rid of the cheap-looking displays and moved the small gift shop to the new visitor's center.

Nellie's marker being engraved only as "wife" reminds me of an old graveyard in Delaware where widows were described as "relicts".

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