Sojourn in Slovakia: Day 7 (Part 1)

After spending two wonderful days visiting with living relatives, it was time on Wednesday to spend some time with the dearly departed ones. We were up early and after a light breakfast made our way to two cemeteries. The first was in Nizny Hrabovec.

Robert, Renata, and I walked up and down looking at all the stones for various surnames: Alzo, Masztilyak, and more.

Then we went in search of more gravestones in the PoŇ°a cemetery. I took plenty of photographs. Now I have to match the stones to the burial records I have from previous research.

The sun was so hot that day. I didn’t realize how hot until later on when I saw the glowing red sunburn on the back of my neck. A small price to pay for being able to walk in the cemetery where so many ancestors have been laid to rest.

The time was going by so quickly. We had to drive to Presov so that I could meet back up with GInny and Andy. We were going to have a light lunch and look at some family photographs before our departure. I did not want to leave. Oh, how I wish I had an extra day!

to be continued…

Photos by Lisa A. Alzo, June 8, 2010

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