Tombstone Tuesday highlights the tombstone of Lyal H Watkins and his first wife Grace Lee. Lyal was born in 1905 and died in 1997. He is buried in the Imlay Township Cemetery just outside of Imlay City Michigan .
He was my neighbor and we struck up an unusual friendship. I was a mere 20 years old and he was 75 when we became neighbors and friends. Who would have thought that a 75 year old retiree would take a interest in the young family who moved in next door and he adored my young children especially Shawn who was 4 years old. They puddered around almost every day. At that time in my life, I thought I knew it all but in the few short years that we were neighbors, he taught me that I infact really knew very little! He was the one of the wisest men I ever met.