On memorial day we visited my father-in-law and mother-in-law’s grave (yes, they have one because he was cremated and buried with her). And it turned into an impromptu photo fest because the conditions were great – except all I had was my cellphone. So, all the pics are cell phone pics, even the “edited” ones. Just shows how powerful these camera phones are, I guess.
Felt pretty crappy yesterday, as you may have guessed from the blog, so I didn’t get much done. I did get some photos from November uploaded, so I guess I’ll share those with you.
They’re from Akard Cemetery, which is near Fairplay. It’s well kept, and across the road from a house. It’s actually quite crowded with stones, many of them closer together than usual, with a good mix of mid to late 1800s clear up to modern sites (Roger, who used to live next door to my Father-in-Law is buried there). Half of it is on top of a hill (mostly newer stones) and very windy, and the older portion is down at the bottom. For the most part it had a good atmosphere but towards the trees at the back, near the bottom corner, there’s are two spots that are creepy. In the first there aren’t really any tombstones , just a few purposely placed rocks and remnants of tombstones – or what I took to be remnants. They may have actually been just rocks, too. But the second, and creepiest, has actual stones sort of higelty pigelty. If I recall they were mostly babies and children, whose stones I usually have an affinity for, but I can’t remember for certain and it’s been a few months. I don’t know any history on the place, but for what it’s worth it was a nice cemetery to photograph. I just wish we’d gone earlier in the day – you can see by the photos that we went towards sundown and so got a lot of shadows. Luckily most of the stones faced west so we could still get a clear image of the faces.
And with that here’s some photos and now I have to suck it up and get some work done.
There’s more on my Flickr as usual – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pandora_6666/sets/72157642832885915/
So I am finally getting around to posting these. Have been absent lately, as you’ve noticed. For one thing, hubby has lost his phone, so he is borrowing mine. While the thing is hard to do stuff on, annoying, and slow, I’ve found that my productivity has greatly decreased by not having it. I hadn’t realized how much I used it for Facebook, Pinterest, emails, etc. All those little time consuming/promotional tasks that I now have to spend my work time doing. Add to that that I have lost work time on the weekends (long story) and let’s just say my computer time is halved.
In other news, Jonathan and I have started the Terrible Turtles back up. It would have been going sooner but he was locked out of his email and due to computer crashes, the scripts existed only in his sent files. Luckily he finally got back in and sent them to me and I have backed them up in my email, so all should be well. There will be a new page next week, so use this week to reread the existing chapter (Chapter 8) or read some old ones.
On the ham front I passed my hammy test (yay!) which considering the absolute obsession I had with studying is only partially surprising. (I even made Chris quiz me all the way to take it). Speaking of my brother, he passed also, which *is* a surprise considering how little studying he did…
Book sales are okay, not as good as I had hoped considering all the guest posts I did this month, but heck, even one sale is better than no sales, so that’s fine. I will never be a millionaire from the books, but that’s okay. I think in May I will make list of all those guest posts and post it somewhere, as even I have gotten confused, LOL!
Okay, enough yacking. Here is a fun gallery of cemetery photos we took in January of this year; we were looking for an angel statue that some random person on facebook assured me was in Ozark. “Just ask anyone there and they’ll give you directions.” Yeah. We never found it, but we did find a cemetery and some other stuff (I’ll post them in another blog), so it was not a wasted trip.
Trying the mosaic gallery again. Fun, fun. Seriously, I like it.
(originally from November 2007)
Real quick, a few links! first off, I was shocked to discover that the old sesame street is now deemed unsuitable for children. Really. Go read this if you don’t believe me and then check out the Bert is Evil site for some fun!
Okay, on to the main attraction!
Hubby and I finally found the Slagle Cemetery a few weeks ago. It has a few gems in it, though nothing as fantastic as what a person could find in Europe or the East Coast for that matter. ah well, here are some pics either way.
And that’s all for now!