Quest Riddle

 
On November 30, 2019
It was a first for the city, and oh what a scene!
Quite an accomplishment, so wave your “flags” high
Work out the riddles, don’t let this challenge slip by.
Please don’t GRIPE if we send a telegram to Ana,
In her OVEN she placed a banana.
The oven is old, it’s made of bricks
After all it was built before 1836
Have you figured it out? Have you found the gate?
Take your time, these residents will wait.
The water will point to the first step on this trip, look for 9 sentinels, each with a tip. 103 Walker is the
place to leave, going 9 blocks North is the next step to achieve. Then 1 block East, it’s such a short jaunt,
6 blocks South is a much longer walk. Again 1 block East, another short hop, then 1 block North at last
you can stop. You’ve arrived at the last place that she will call home, her information is there for all to
be shown.

Quest break down

On November 30, 2019 it was a First for this city, and oh what a scene
(that was the date of the MI HS Football Division 1 championship game in which Davison won their first ever state HS football championship)
Quite an accomplishment, an absolute dream
(Obviously both are true, it was quite an accomplishment and almost everyone that played any sport at some point dreams of being a champion)
Wave your +Flags high as you cheer on the team.
(Davison is known as the City of Flags, and football is a team sport)Please don’t GRIPE if we send a telegram to Ana (Could a telegram to Ana be considered an Ana-gram?)
For her OVEN is as dry as Savannah
(GRIPE and OVEN is an anagram for PINE GROVE, which would lead you to PINE GROVE CEMETERY in Davison. Also, Savannah GA is the #1 rated as the most haunted city in America, so we thought since this was on Halloween and you were going to a cemetery, a haunting clue might be appropriate)
The oven is old, it’s made of bricks, after all it was built before 1836 (There is a sign at the entrance to Pine Grove Cemetery that says it was established in 1835)
Have you figured it out, have you found the gate?
(Gate, pearly gates, entrance gates, all clues about the cemetery)
Take your time, these residents will wait
(Again, a reference to a cemetery)
Follow the water it will point to the place
(When you pull in you will see a sign that says “Water” and it is pointing to the south, the direction you need to find the next part of the riddle)
Look for 9 Sentinels that surround this space
(There is a family plot that is surrounded by a small wall with 9 miniature pillars standing like sentinels)
103 Walker is from where you will leave
(That family plot is labeled 103 Walker on the steps leading into it)
9 Blocks North to start your journey
(A block of stone, like a headstone. When you leave the Walker family plot, go 9 headstones North) 6 blocks South, 1 block East, 1 block North. All lead to the specific headstone you need )
You’ve arrived at the last place that she will call home, her information is there for all to
be shown.
(The resting place of one Clara E Merrill, who was chosen because she was born EXACTLY 100 years to the day earlier than I was born)

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