I Love Your Local Photos - Would You Please Photograph the Cemetary?
Because we do a lot of blog posts about our local area and include a lot of photos and information, we get quite a few phone calls and email inquiries - both real estate and non-real estate related about the area. We welcome those requests and love to talk about Montana.
The most interesting inquiry we've received was an email inquiry from someone in Florida asking us to photograph the local cemetary:
"I loved the pictures that you posted on your web page. Superior looks beautiful. I just found out today tht my Great grandfather (name) is burried in Superior Cemetery. The family lost all contact with him in 1911. We have no record of him after he left his family until now.
I would love it if you could take a picture of the cemetery and email it to me. I live in Florida so I'm unable to do it myself. If you can't I understand. Again Superior is beautiful I wish I could've grown up in a place like Superior."
I had never been to the Superior Cemetary but wanted to help this person, so we took a few minutes one afternoon and traveled up the hill to the cemetary and took some photos and were even able to find her Great Grandfather's headstone.
We also provided her with the contact information for one of our local history-buffs at the museum. She was able to provide this person with some great information about her Great Grandfather's life. We sent her the photos and got the following response:
"Thank you so much for sending the pictures. I have been searching the last two days. I had some information sent to me thanks to you about <name>. He had remarried and they had two children - A son and daughter. I Have relatives now that I am searching for to make a connection.
I am so greatful for the information that you gave me. Now hopefully I can closed alot of gaps."
Blogging is great for our business but it can also be rewarding when you are able to help somone. I never thought it would lead to photographing a cemetary, but then again, Life is full of surprises!