Saturday, February 18, 2006

Running the Goat Gauntlet

Genealogist Lauri Gartner takes great risks when visiting her ancestors at the Essex Cemetery in Drury Township, Illinois. The yard lies "a half-mile off the main road, it's surrounded by corn fields and pasture and is barred by two cattle gates."

Once there, she often has to contend with sheep and goats grazing on the property. One recalcitrant animal ate the tabs off her license plate, causing her to have to make the nine-hour drive home with expired plates.

"I was buying apples, carrots and celery to make him be nice to me," she said. [Link]

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