I only know this because the woman whose family owned the original farm for so long is still alive, and she told me this. I loved being able to talk to her because she informed me that she would like it if we did not disturb the lilac bush. She told me that her mother had stillborn twin boys who were buried there. We've never disturbed it (except to prune it) and never will. Back then, that's the way things were done.
Now, Bernice is in her nineties, just lost her only sister this year, and has had a very rough year but is fighting back from a very bad car accident this fall. I am so glad to know things like this, and that way we can honor this old home and the family that lived (and died) here. For more corners and details of my home, go here.
And, pardon my dust, but to be honest, most of the time a good bit of dust lives in most corners of my farmhouse....it's not necessarily welcome but nonetheless it's here!
We are getting ready to do some painting so I'm going to be finding even more within the next month or so!