"I love you Darlea Matthew" in marker on a bolder is what commemorates this woman who was described as "With a smile on her face and the love of the Lord in her heart, Darlea graced this earth with care and compassion. She will be missed by her family and friends." Darlea and husband Larry were founders of the Northern Michigan Antique-Flywheelers Club 29 years ago. She was instrumental in the formation of the arts and crafts demonstration area at the annual show. Darlea had a passion for preserving the skills passed down from our grandmothers. She was always a teacher and drew on the talents of her many friends to provide a wonderful part of the Flywheeler's Show.
Darlea and Larry were Engine Showambassadors traveling throughout the country attending shows and promoting the Flywheelers where their travels took them from Zolfo Springs, Fla., to across the Mackinac Bridge on their favorite Doodlebug Tractor. She always had a bobbin lace pillow, spinning wheel and carving tools packed in the motorhome ready at a moment's notice to "Travel the Allis Chalmers Trail.'" Throughout her lifetime, Darlea was the owner of Bannister's Needlecraft Book's, the first volunteer librarian for the Walloon Lake Community Library and a wonderful cook at the Melrose Elementary School. Her passion for the traditional arts led her to become a master of quilting, knitting, wool handling, spinning, weaving, beadwork, bobbin lace and carving.
Of all the pictures I took today, this bolder stood out, I found Darleas parents and grandparents and many many generations back to our common ancestor, Sir John Henderson 5th Baron of Fordell from Scotland. #relatedto #sixdegreesofseparation #darlea #matthew #cemetery #cemeteryphotography #cemeterybeauty #grave #graveyard #graveyardphotography #familysearch #ancestry #google #petosky #headstone #headstonehistory #tombstone #tombstonetourist #genealogy #genealogist #taphophile #bolder #taphophiles_only #coimetromania #maplehillcemetery - 1 month ago