Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Look at this cemetery that I found today!!...My neighbor, Cheryl, Mitch and I decided to take a long drive today to the southern part of the state that we don’t normally go to…whenever we drive anywhere we play the cemetery game...Mitch and I try to point out every cemetery that we see…my friend, Marcia, and her husband, Johnny Bart, play car wash...every time they see a car wash on a trip they call it out…I guess it is like car bingo…

Anyway, we like the cemetery game…as we were driving south, I spotted a tiny cemetery with Ivy covered trees and a hand laid stone wall…it only had about 12 graves in it and no room for more…I made Mitch turn around and let me out...As I walked up to the cemetery I found that it had a beautiful gate that was wide open..the cemetery is very lovingly kept…Sometime next week I am going to go back and take some rubbing of the stones so that I can read them..the markers are actually monuments beautifully carved with symbols on them..I can’t wait to see them again…I found that the Strong family of Clark County, Arkansas are buried there…there is a house next door and I will ask the owners to tell me the history of the cemetery and its occupants….it looked like the last burial was in 2002 and the oldest was in the mid 1800’s…

I have seen a lot of cemeteries in my life and with as much as we have traveled we have spotted thousands of cemeteries large and small and this one in Clark County is the most charming cemetery that I have ever seen…Talk about resting in peace!!!! The only unusual thing about it was a bright red shovel leaning against one of the monuments…funny how any number of things can run through your mind in a few seconds...I was so entranced with the whole thing that I didn’t take a picture of the shovel…Actually, my neighbor, Cheryl, is scared to death of death..Even though she is a RN...she is afraid of the dead…she said that she will wipe your brow while you take your last breath, but the second you die …she is OUT of the room..Period!!! And she means it so, I had to jump out of the car and get a few pictures while she grilled Mitch as to why I am so enthralled with cemeteries??? Creeps her out...oh, well...I guess there is a place in life and death for all of us.

I will defiantly tell you more when I find out…

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