Paying a visit to the grave of a comrade

Recently my wife Connie and I took a trip to Beallsville Ohio located in Monroe County, population 402.

Beallsville is a beautiful small town where most people know one another, friendly acknowledgements are common as people pass on the sidewalks, and one building still accommodates all students from K through 12.

In some ways time has stood still in a community that looks like ours did not so long ago before interstate highways, ongoing development and progress as we know it. Many folks make their living in the coal mines or by farming the countryside that adjoins West Virginia.

I had made arrangements by telephone to meet with Donna O. at the veteran