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Tombstone Tuesday-Christian & Henriette (Kable) Merkle

This is the tombstone of Christian and Henriette (Kable) Merkle, located in row 18 of Evangelical Protestant Cemetery, Convoy, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Tombstone Tuesday-Wreaths across America

You have probably seen a photo like this, Arlington National Cemetery during the Christmas season, when beautiful wreaths with red velvet bows are placed at veterans’ tombstones. It is a beautiful and touching scene.

Area Patterson Exam Grads, 1912-1914

Last week I showed the names the Van Wert and Mercer County students who successfully passed the Patterson Exam. The Patterson Exam was given to eighth grade students to make sure they were ready to enter high school. If a student passed the exam he or she could enter the high school of their choice.

Wets and Drys

I continue to search through old issues of The Celina Democrat, looking for articles and information about our area of Mercer County. One thing I noticed is that this newspaper, during this time period, often featured articles about liquor and drinking.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Today I am re-posting a blog I wrote several years ago, the story of the first time I heard the beautiful Christmas song Mary, Did You Know.