The other day when Andrew and I saw his book rolling off the line at Friesens, we made one quick detour to check out the Old Altona Cemetery, and I learned absolutely nothing from the experience.
But at least I had learned one thing from my previous erroneous post about my search for Old Altona’s original cemetery — Conrad Stoesz at the MHA let me know there was indeed a cemetery in what is the actual Old Altona. I always remembered this and wanted to return to see it. (For whatever reason, it’s taken me this long.)
Unfortunately, the day we visited was the coldest day of the year so far. Or, colder than I’d felt for a long time and I haven’t built up my coldness-callous that every Manitoba must have to survive. Nor did I remember to bring a hat, mitts, or scarf, so that’s definitely on me.
So here are pictures I took for those few seconds I ran around the cemetery getting my first frostbite of the season.
This visit was not at all comprehensive. It was merely a first visit. There will be a follow-up in kinder weather. Look for it in 2022!
Old Altona Cemetery is NOT in “Old Altona” (oh dear, I should fix this headline)