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Monday, March 21, 2011

My Truck Turns At All Country Cemetary Signs

Guess who wanted to go for a ride this afternoon? Well maybe it was because my truck was out of the garage and had gas in the tank. It is usually me who suggests country rides. Okay I told John but I'm not driving on any dusty roads because my truck is clean (famous last words). We headed north and then east and quickly spoted a cemetary sign with an arrow pointing back to the south. My truck couldn't resist (me either) a country cemetary in this county we haven't explored. A sandy narrow road with good fence on either side. We were in for a nice surprise. The double gates where they move the caskets in were locked but we parked by a single gate and it was unlocked. Near it was a historical marker reading the first person buried there was a fourteen year old boy in 1857. The owner of the property let them bury the boy on his property and then let relatives use it and from then on it became a cemetary for the little community at that time. It is well kept by a cemetary association and they have a pavalion with picnic tables. The tin on the pavalion was a little lose so the wind rattled it a couple of times and it was a little startling for a grave yard. Where the graves are is kind of unlevel land but down below it is a nice meadow with some wild flowers and buttleflies fliting all around. The birds fussed at us for disturbing thier peace. There is one nice fence around the whole thing, graves and meadow, pavalion and outhouse, so there is room for graves for many many years to come.

19 comments:

Kattytrick said...

No wonder we get along! I also have this unexplainable attraction for old cemetarys. I like to take characole rubbings of the tombstones and I have some buties!
However, it's like pulling teeth to get me to go to a funeral...Hate them with a passion! Something about all of that painful emotion in the atmosphere, all of that abandament and loss...I absorbe it like a sponge!

Lori said...

It sounds like a very peaceful and pretty place.

Karen said...

I sure did miss your writing. I am loving the new, or not so new, page and layout. Glad to be back and thanks for the post.

Toon said...

I can't resist checking out those places too!

Lisa said...

Sounds like a neat place to explore. 1857...that's an old one! We have a few old ones around here but I've not been to them, yet.

Did your truck stay clean? :)

Missy said...

I think that is very interesting. We have an old cemetery here that I have always wanted to look around in but the gov't just won't allow it.

Missy

kanyonlandking-annk.blogspot.com said...

I loved the floral picture for Texas. Interesting that you turn in at cemeteries.
I have a like bent (or for any other old and far-out thing).

jack69 said...

You continue to have great Texas tales. I always love to try to find the earliest dates on tombstones. Once in the mountains onthe AT, we came across a grave yard with four or five graves in it. The same in Kentucky. Neither were kept up.

That one seems cared for. Like the tables and outhouse idea.

john wingo said...

My dad always liked to go through old cemetaries. I think he was always looking for long lost relatives. I'm interested in the really old headstones. Makes me wonder about how life was back in those days.

Heather said...

Sounds like a place I would love to go visit. I also have a love for old cemetaries. It's funny when I get on those old county roads, I never know where I'm going to end up. There are soo many of them, I have actually gotten lost.

Love the pic of the hummingbird, sugar is running low here too!

natalie said...

dear Paula,
yup, it sounds peaceful! cheers!
natalie
Lurkynat

J said...

hey Paula,

sounds like a cool cemetery. I don't think I've ever been to an old cemetery. it sounds like a cool experience and cool scenery!

how have you been, paula? thanks for commenting on my stuff!

garnett109 said...

Picnic Tables?

Jimmy's Journal said...

Old cemeteries fascinate me as well. It's sort of like a tour of history.

Jimmy

Paula said...

Johnny G. In answer to picnic tables? They probably have them there for their annual cemetary association meeting. They probably all bring a covered dish to the meeting and all eat together and visit. That is the way they do where John's people are buried and it is an old historical cemetary.

Lucy said...

That sounds almost like where my 2nd husband is buried. We were both 37 when he died and I had my first 4 kids and then the one who Lee and I had so 5 kids 75.00 a month for my first 4 child support and I was worried. A friend of Lee's took s for a ride one Sunday and we came upon this country cemetery. He knew Lee had a very bad heart and asked us if we would like a free lot. With Lee's blessing, I buried him there under an old oak tree. Supposed to be family but they were just starting to let people in other than family. There is a very old headstone there but can't remember the year. I still take flowers to his grave every memorial day. It is peaceful but gradually gthe city is moving out there.

madcobug said...

Just wondering if you know what those wildflowers are named? They sure are pretty. Helen

Rose said...

I have an old on down the street from me too!

Anne said...

Paula,
I also enjoy exploring old cemeteries and reading the markers.
This is an interesting online site: www.findagrave.com
Very good site with lots of information and pictures.
Anne