The Hayfoot and I took advantage of the weather to take a walk on the penultimate day of the year.

Mausoleum

Mausoleum

Snowy stump

Snowy stump

Theodore Roosevelt Sr., his wife, and Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt Jr's first wife Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt. Teddy is buried in Oyster Bay with his second wife. Oddly, Teddy Roosevelt's first spouse and mother died on the same day, February 14, 1884.

Theodore Roosevelt Sr., his wife, and Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt Jr’s first wife Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt. Teddy is buried in Oyster Bay with his second spouse. Oddly, Teddy’s first wife and mother died on the same day, February 14, 1884. Note the roses.

The headstones are quite faded but can be discerned if you know what you are looking for.

The headstones are quite faded, but can be discerned if you know what you are looking for.

That the family circle is incomplete is quite touching.

That the family circle is incomplete is quite moving. The Roosevelts are scattered as far away as Hyde Park, Long Island, Washington, DC, Alaska, and elsewhere.

The gate is a nice touch.

The gate is a nice touch.

It was cold and windy, just the right feel for a December walk in a cemetery.

It was cold and windy, just the right feel for a December walk in a cemetery.

Old gate

Old gate

The holly tree added a touch of color.

The holly tree added a touch of color.

Enjoying our holidays.