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Since I Was a Child.

When I was growing up I lived in a subdivision that used to be land owned by a certain family, circa the Civil War. The family burial plot was still preserved, and I loved to visit the graves. Read about the people, think about what they would have looked like, how their lives would have been. My friends and parents thought it was bizarre, but I was always drawn to the cemetery.

Ever since then I've loved them, the older the better. I especially love to go to Savannah and just wander around the historical cemeteries. It makes me sad when the writing begins to fade from the stones due to weathering, etc. Historical cemetaries hopefully have some kind of rubbing project that will preserve the inscriptions as much as possible for posterity. If not, they should. I'd volunteer.

journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 7 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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I want to comment on this but I'm not really sure what I want to say... It would be good though because I agree. :)

THERE IS A CEMETARY IN BINTA CALIF THAT HAS BELLS THROUGH OUT IT WIND BLOWS AN U HEAR THEM CHIME .......... I GOT TO CHECK IT OUT

YES SOUNDS LIKE FUN

ooh, i should do that!

You should check into whether or not a project like that has been done in your area and if not, start one! I was in charge of one in our area 20 years ago and I have to say it was one of the more rewarding and enjoyable experiences I've ever had. If there is a Historical society in your area, check with them and someone should be able to let you know if the cemeteries around there have ever been "done".

What an interesting piece of history. I agree that seeing the ages on the tombstones from earlier times is a rather hard hitting history lesson. That, and the number of young mothers buried with their babies, when they both died presumably during the birthing process, or shortly after. It's sad, but memorable, and interesting.

I agree. So much history can be figured out about a family in a cemetary, and by what's written on the stones! Seeing the little ones' stones, or entire families wiped out by sickness... those are the worse, and yet most intriguing!! Now WHO'S MORBID! lol