A Bike Ride. A Grave Yard. And a Mystery.

  1. Today was a perfect day for a bike ride ... 70 degrees and cloudless in NY's Catskill Mountains
  2. We rode West for an hour or so and stopped at a rundown house which led to a beautiful, local cemetery.
  3. There were gravestones dating back to the early 1800's.
  4. After wandering through the gravestones, looking for the oldest date (born 1816) ... I came upon this:
  5. One stone with two names and the exact same date of death ... Oct 4, 2009
  6. A young girl of 14 and a 36 year old woman.
  7. Intrigued, I looked more closely:
  8. I saw this faded photo of the two of them smiling
  9. I wondered what could have happened to both of them on October 4th, 2009.
  10. I resolved to google them and that date when I returned home.
  11. The ride back was as beautiful as the first half and, momentarily, I forgot about the haunting mystery.
  12. However, once I returned, so did my initial curiosity.
  13. I googled them and this is what I found:
  14. A bike ride. A graveyard and😢sadly, a mystery ... Solved!