Several folks posted comments and/or asked questions this past month. I had configured the journal so that I receive an email notification every time someone posts a comment here. Unfortunately I changed my email address and forgot to make the change on the blog settings. So I wasn't notified when comments were made. I went back through the blogs and am posting replies here.
A reader asked why Michael Lawrence Piland is buried in the Howard (or Howard-Wahab) cemetery. I am sure the reason is that he was married to Lucretia Credle Wahab. But then why is Miss Lucretia not buried in that cemetery? I don't know why. Perhaps she is buried on the mainland. To my knowledge she is not buried on the island. I'll do some research.
I was asked to post some photos. Below are a few pictures of some island Christmas decorations. You can click on any photo to see a large image.
The tree at the OPS museum:
A decorated fence near the lighthouse:
The Preservation museum:
The Pony Island Horse:
One of many community "power pole" snowflakes at night:
And a shot of the James Henry Garrish home. This is the home for which Michael and Paula Schramel won this year's OPS "Old House Award."
And, finally, David & Lachlan at last night's Wassail Party at the OPS museum:
Our latest Newsletter is about the old Howard cemetery on British Cemetery Road. You can read the stories here.