Driving through Amherst, you can see all the different homes and businesses built with sandstone. One of the biggest employers was Sandstone Quarries which was where many of my family worked. As employees, they were given a free tombstone from the local quarry. My dad told the story of how some of the old tombstones ended up being used for sidewalks and patios. In fact, one of my family's stone (he replaced his with marble) was found at a house where the owners believed their house was haunted by the children listed on the stone. :)
Spending time with my father is always a treat and we talked about family and town. Each trip is always too short to do all that I want to do and I didn't get to visit with everyone that I wanted to. I hope you enjoy the trip to Amherst and will stop to visit Amherst again in the Wilder Sisters Series....Forever Love, Beach Desires and A Christmas Accident.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! <3