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

Friday, March 12, 2010

Safely anchored

Time changes all

I've been looking through my cemetery photos to select one to research. One of my projects has been to photograph the cemeteries in the county where I live. There are 54 of them and 34 have been completely photographed. Several are very large and so I imagine it will be many moons before I finish, given the time here on earth.

The rest of them have been partially photographed during my visits. Often I will return home and find I have duplicate headstone photos, taken on multiple visits. The two photos I am sharing reinforce the importance of this project to me.

The first one was taken in January 2006 and the second one in August 2009. Look at the difference 3 1/2 years have made.

This person died a long time ago, less than a decade after this county was established. Many did not receive a headstone in those early years. She was lucky. Her resting place is at the edge of the cemetery and her stone faces into the trees.

Lone Star Cemetery
Susanah Hodson
9/25/1789 - 1/30/1879

Safely anchored in the harbor of eternal rest

What a beautiful epitaph.

It's possible that many of the photos we take today may be the only record tomorrow. I am working to make all of my photos available online in my Picasa albums. As I think about the options available for sharing online I ask myself how can I be sure they will still be there in 10 years or more. I'm not sure I have answered that question.

Do you have online albums? If so, where?
If not, what do you plan to do with all of your cemetery photos?
Have you done something different?

Please share in the comments section.

1 comment:

  1. It looks more like New England than Kansas. Great Project Idea.


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