Month: June 2016

Taking Pictures of Stones You Cannot Read

James and Elizabeth (Chaney) Rampley are laid to rest near the entrance of the Buckeye Cemetery in Hancock County, Illinois’ Walker Township. The cemetery is located west of West Point, Illinois, on what is known as the West Point Blacktop. The cemetery is easily visible from the road and is maintained. There has not been […]


A Handball Player from Eisenach

This is probably one of my more unusual purchases on Ebay.  I’m not in the habit of purchasing sports cards, especially ones for handball players from Germany.  But this one was slightly different. And the price was right: it went for less than $3. Trautvetter is a native of Eisenach, Germany. That’s roughly thirty kilometers from where […]