Image: Barbara Beacham
Finish the story begins with: “The cemetery spread along the area known as Devils Abode.”
It was a devil of a place to get too. Uphill all the way.
Every villain and miscreant ended up buried deep should in the next life they be considered for a second crack at life.
Uncle Earl was buried on a Saturday. Aunt Kate asked us to go up and make sure the hole was dug.
There was a hole but only three feet deep. Earl needed a good six feet just to be safe. So we had to shed our coats and dig it the extra three feet.
Kate wanted a quick service so as to get to the wake. We arrived at the cemetery to discover the gravediggers didn’t work on Saturday. We boys once again set about the task of filling in the hole.
Kate stood and watched.
‘He’s safe now,’ she said. ‘He ain’t coming back the miserable bastard.’