In previous posts, I’ve blogged about the very small town of Lily, South Dakota. My mother-in-law was born and raised there, along with her eleven siblings. Her parents and grandparents are interred at St. Ansgar Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Day County. Some of her Johnson family relatives rest at the nearby Our Savior Lutheran Church Cemetery.
(You can find my blog posts about the town and Lily Lutheran Church by entering the word Lily in the search box on this page.)
Today I learned the town of Lily will officially cease to exist in March 2017 because there are no permanent residents. The details can be found at this link from the South Dakota Magazine: http://www.southdakotamagazine.com/lily-lives#1
If you have a connection to Lily, you will want to read the article and view the amazing photos.
One of my favorite memories of the town was in the fall of 1997 when my husband Jim and I took his mother, Frances Hanson Lohr to visit there. It was her final trip to her hometown as Frances passed away the following year.
Farewell, O Little Town of Lily, South Dakota!