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havasu 09-25-2010 12:30 PM

Unusual Headstones
 
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jeepcache 09-25-2010 01:11 PM

that one that looks like a living room must have cost a fortune...

jeepcache 09-26-2010 02:54 PM

TheMishMash.com: 16 Headstones That Make You Go Hmmmm...

silbotta 09-26-2010 04:04 PM

pretty cool

but why make such elaborate tomb stones

havasu 09-26-2010 06:24 PM

^ I figured you will want to be buried in a 6' diameter pie!

Keith 09-26-2010 10:11 PM

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Here is one I see on my walks.

Jake7 09-27-2010 01:45 AM

That one's good. I like it.

Austin 09-27-2010 09:42 AM

There's a lot of good ones in that cemetery. Growing up we would go check out the older ones in small towns all over Texas.

Weird hobby, but I'm not alone so...

Jake7 09-27-2010 01:54 PM

Yeah man, I know - you're never alone if your imaginary friends are there...

Austin 09-27-2010 03:22 PM

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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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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.

krutj 11-15-2010 04:23 PM

Took this in early summer, local cemetery, we go to look at the rhododendron.

https://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad30/krutj/074-1.jpg

Austin 11-16-2010 03:29 PM

Petrified wood, or cement casting?

krutj 11-16-2010 06:31 PM

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Petrified wood, or cement casting?

Definitely a casting, and much more interesting in person...lol

I come across quite a few old cemetery's, just never took many pics, guess I will now.

krutj 11-17-2010 03:48 PM

I took a walk today, about 5min. through the woods to this old cemetery.

These are really not unusual, considering the time frame. I just thought this family had some bad luck with kids.

There are seven...ooohh, seven deadly sins, I do wonder what happened.

The first two pics show the position of the stones, all in a row!!

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krutj 11-17-2010 03:51 PM

The next seven pics are close-ups to show the names and dates...short lives....sad.

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krutj 11-17-2010 03:52 PM

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krutj 11-17-2010 03:55 PM

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George seems to be the luckiest child...next is the headstone that I think is the parents.

https://i918.photobucket.com/albums/a...utj/010-15.jpg

Sarahdactyl 11-17-2010 04:51 PM

Awww. that's sad.

krutj 11-17-2010 05:46 PM

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Awww. that's sad.

Yes it is...
It appears that the wife, Margaret, was 19 when she had her first child. She tried giving birth every 2.7yrs.

I wonder how she kept her sanity??? Maybe she didn't.

I stumble upon these old grave sites rather often, I just never gave it much thought...

Our troubles today seem minor, in comparison....

Sarahdactyl 11-17-2010 06:28 PM

mhm.. this probably happened more than not to families back then. We now have great medical help. She died rather young too. I wonder if she had any living children..

Austin 11-18-2010 10:58 AM

It seems if you lost seven kids it would be a genetic thing, maybe a bad well? Don't know. I am definitely grateful to live in a time where we are more than likely to survive.

havasu 11-28-2010 11:40 PM

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Austin 11-29-2010 01:53 PM

I want my epitaph to read "He met a squirrel named Doug".

I think it would mess with my progeny to no end.


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