We take so many things for granted these days. How many have heard the cautionary tales about stepping on rusty nails? Back in the day, it was a cause for real concern, proven by Mr. Boettger’s obituary shown here.
This account is taken from Obituaries of Madison County edited by B.C. Hitch. The book is a compilation of obituaries from newspapers throughout the county and full of amazing stories of the lives and deaths of county residents. Not everyone died a gruesome death or had an amazing life, but the obituaries are enlightening, nonetheless.