Tucked away in the gently rolling hills of Eastern Missouri near Marthasville is a historic working farm settled in the early 1800's of German heritage. The settlers visited the area and remained here...it was so reminiscent of the Rhine Valley...their home from which they left in search of new beginnings.
Among the Sorghum mill, woodshed, family home and summer kitchen...off to the side near a Water Lilly covered pond was this peaceful reminder and testament to Clara. I knew nothing about her...wife-sister-beloved young daughter? One thing for sure, her family and generations of the family since held her in high regard. The beautiful setting where she was laid to rest, the thoughtful upkeep of her exit from this life, the white picket fence to insure her grave was not tread upon...signs of respect for an honored memory. All we know about her is "Clara"...but her mark on the family farm remains one of love and respect to this day.
If you are ever around Marthasville in late October, stop by the German Heritage Farm and visit Clara's homeplace.
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