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Austin 09-27-2010 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Jake7 (Post 15477)
Yeah man, I know - you're never alone if your imaginary friends are there...

No you're still alone, it's just not as quiet.

havasu 11-08-2010 09:45 PM

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Austin 11-09-2010 11:11 AM

That's impressive.

I've spent a lot of time in Cemeteries, never really saw anything like that.

Motorcharge 11-09-2010 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Austin (Post 35852)
That's impressive.

I've spent a lot of time in Cemeteries, never really saw anything like that.

Why, out of curiosity lol

Jake7 11-09-2010 11:16 PM

Austin's the grim reaper, that's why.

Austin 11-10-2010 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Motorcharge (Post 35958)
Why, out of curiosity lol

I'm creepy.



My Dad is a workaholic. When I was 12 he took on a second job, working for a local funeral home. I was always interested, was pretty mature, so I started going to work with him. By the time I was,18 I was working funerals and driving coaches, then I worked for a mortuary service for a year or so. I got out of it when I lost that job, great work, has to be done, but I didn't want to spend the rest of my life doing it.

I also like older cemeteries. Texas has one every few miles. They are tremendous resources in way of history. Growing up I would go with my Grandmother to tend to long dead relatives graves, then I would wonder when we finished. I've always been amazed by the things I've found.

I think to have our lives summed up and finalized in stone is testament to how truly small and how truly exceptional we all are.

havasu 11-10-2010 12:25 PM

One of my first memories of my childhood involved going with my mom to tend to her parent's graves. This was when I was 4-6 years old. Even though it has been 50 years since this occurred, I can still drive right to these gravesites in a huge cemetery, and as a matter of fact, I just drove my wife there last weekend.

Sarahdactyl 11-10-2010 12:56 PM

There is a graveyard back from the early 1900s right up the side of a bunch of strips with bars, ect. I always stop to look at it when we go to BW3s. A tree grew up right behind a grave yard and ended up lifting it up off the ground some.. and grew right though a fence. A lot of them started sinking into the ground. I will take a picture next time I am there.

sharps_74 11-11-2010 08:17 PM

lol those funny and sad.

Austin 11-12-2010 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by havasu (Post 36112)
One of my first memories of my childhood involved going with my mom to tend to her parent's graves. This was when I was 4-6 years old. Even though it has been 50 years since this occurred, I can still drive right to these gravesites in a huge cemetery, and as a matter of fact, I just drove my wife there last weekend.

My family is big on cemetery maintenance, and not just from a professional stand point.

My Mother and Grandfather share a plot big enough for five burials, my grandmother goes out there and changes the fake flowers for every season, holidays, birthdays, I used to mow the lots on a semi regular basis, I think my brother did it last time though. It's more catharsis than anything I think, but she even goes out to the older families plots and does the same thing.


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