The fund is sufficient to pay for maintenance for 2018.
The fence around the Lester Cemetery has been replaced and paid for by donations from the descendants. The cost was $4,280.45. The new fence replaces one that was 52 years old and in bad shape. The campaign only required a few days more than a month.
I’m going to mail a letter to the past donors, today, March 24, 2015. The maintenance fund will not pay this year’s cost, which is $1,200. We currently have $262.95. If you do not receive a letter and would like to donate, please mail a check to:
Jerry C. Lester
3153 Gooding Place
The Villages, FL 32162
I will add you to any future mailings. Thanks,
Good news: The Lester Cemetery Fund is adequate to pay for care this year. The bad news: that’s about all.
I’ve had the hardcopy for some years and was inspired by my cousin, Judy Nichol Dahl, to scan and publish it. It is a fascinating story! Isa’s daughter, and Judy’s mother, Doris Lester Nichol encouraged Isa to write them, which she did the year before she died in 1980.
The memoirs provide insight into the workings of a farm family, first in Southwestern Virginia, and later in Southeast Pennsylvania, and the tribulations that accompany such a life style. It is a good read whether you are related to the family or not.