----- ............Cemetery Walk: An afternoon of discovery! Every stone has a story. And they are waiting to be told........... -----

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Waiting on Spring

It feels like it has been Winter forever. After a week of wonderful warm days we are back to cold gray skies. Sigh. I have a short list of post ideas and need to carve out the time to get back on a blogging schedule.

We're in the middle of a major remodel, which affects my work space, and I am continuing to oversee the care of my Daddy. He health has declined rapidly since last summer. Prayers are appreciated.

I can always count on these to get me through the dreary days. I love my small library of cemetery related books, along with others on genealogy, photography and cooking.

Cemetery Books

Monday, January 6, 2014

Sears Tombstones

Happy New Year!

I'm sharing pages from Sears catalogs about tombstones. I would love to own original monument catalogs or even digital copies.

I often see many of these styles in the cemetery.

Sears Catalog, Tombstones
Sears Catalog Spring 1911

Sears Catalog, Tombstones
Sears Catalog Fall 1915

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Wrapping up 2013

Wow! Where did the year go? I've had a great time working on my photography business and am excited for what 2014 holds.

I'll be back to blogging on a regular basis in the new year. I had hoped to end the year with 350 as my count for cemeteries I've photographed (partial or complete). I'm at 349.

My son returned in early August from his second deployment to Afghanistan. We are so thankful for his safe return and that we will celebrate Christmas all together.

Thank you for following my blog and taking these cemetery walks with me. In case I don't have time to post before the end of the year I'll leave you with this photo from the St. Thomas Cemetery in Denton County, Texas.

Ludwig Blumberg walked this earth a short time. In the 1900 Federal Census, for Denton County, Texas, he was 11 years old. His mother had 4 of 8 children living at the time. Ludwig would die 7 years later. Such heartache I can only imagine.

1900 Denton County, TX Federal Census

1900 Denton County, TX Federal Census

Friday, September 13, 2013

I missed my birthday

Not really, I remembered, but I didn't celebrate or blog about it.

I've been busy with my photography business and I've taken a little break from blogging. That hasn't stopped me from taking cemetery walks though. 

Long car rides are not how I like to spend my time. So, when visiting my son we drive halfway. In early August we made the trip to welcome him home from his second deployment in Afghanistan. Coming home we stopped in Springfield, MO and I visited 3 cemeteries: Hazelwood, Springfield National and Temple Israel. 

I checked my list of walks and the count is 348 cemeteries in which I have taken photos. The big question I must answer by the end of my new flickr year is do I keep paying to have them online? What will happen to them when I step into eternity? I don't have time (or the desire - don't ask) to put them on Find-A-Grave. I've considered contacting and donating to Ancestry.com (would they even want them?). Do you have any suggestions? I'd love to hear from you.

Civil War Headstones, Union Headstones
Springfield National Cemetery

P.S. It's my 5th blog birthday

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day!

Have you missed me? I've been spending all of my time working on my photography business and hope to have a good workflow and plan in place soon. I hope you'll stick around!

Today as we celebrate as a country our family is also joyfully counting down the weeks until our son returns from his second deployment to Afghanistan.

Gale Wall Photography