On the first day of my trip I visited 6 different cemeteries...on the second day of my trip I topped that and visited 8...in two different states. I started my day in Farmingdale/Pinelawn, NY (that's on Long Island). There are three cemeteries all on the same street with another one just a few blocks away. Wellwood Cemetery was the first I visited, and I only had one couple to see there - the only people from my mother's family - Aunt Anne (Raskind) and Uncle Garson Rockoff. Aunt Anne died before I was born, and Garson remarried a woman named Margaret. I remember meeting Garson and Margaret when I was quite young, maybe 10 years old or so. They were the sweetest couple, so it was special getting to "be" with Garson again. (Margaret is one of my "missing" relatives...if anyone knows where she's buried, please let me know!)
I actually revisited Mount Zion Cemetery after going to Montefiore because I discovered someone I had missed, but unfortunately I took a picture of the wrong stone because the person had the same name... Still a relative, just not the right one. So I managed to visit 8 cemeteries in 2 different states all in the course of 9 hours. And then I collapsed when I got back to Far Rockaway.
To be continued...
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