Peters Traces His RootsOctober, 1994

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Ask not for whom the bell tolls...

Muiznieku Kapi

On the way back we stopped near Mordanga at Muiznieku Kapi, Squire's Cemetery. My great-grandmother is buried here. I hadn't noticed the inscription in back of the cemetery bell-tower before:

Manas ilgas kapa nogrima,
Mani sapni tales izgaisa...
My yearnings sank into the grave,
My dreams vanished into the distance...

My mother helped Gaida and Laura find the grave last year. Since then, Gaida and Maris have cleaned it off and planted ground cover. Next year I want to find out about erecting a monument. Gaida, Laura, Ruta and my mom neaten things up, and Laura and my mom pose for a picture by their grandmother's grave. Across the road, a view of another of Mordanga's lakes.

...it tolls for thee (notice inscription)
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Tending to my great-grandmother's grave
Mom and Laura by Mila Mate's resting place
A view toward the lake

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