Wednesday, March 11, 2009

H is for....Headstone

I'm not called The Tombstone Chronicler for nuthin'...

Bird-poop stained but still readable. 
Now forever photo-documented even after 
the ravages of time finally destroy the words. 

A documentation of what can no longer be deciphered...

On the opposite side of the  above stone, 
and why that added plaque is so very important.

Another headstone 
Still in quite good condition.
How long will that last? 

~~~

xoabb
expect anything!

Do visit and contribute to findagrave.com.
It is our collective history and heritage 
that's waiting to be preserved...

19 comments:

  1. excellent stones! They are so amazing. :)

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  2. These headstones are very antique. Thanks for your kind words and blessings on my post. Best wishes.

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  3. Great shots! I'm in love with old headstones. Those are all beautiful.

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  4. I went headstone hopping in New Orleans one spring break about a million years ago with my brother and sister in law - it was really neat.

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  5. Neat and I thought I was all alone in the world =)

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  6. It's a shame that the inscriptions on so many old headstones can no longer be read.

    Great "H" post, Annie.

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  7. Great ABC post.

    I am glad I found your blog. Very interesting.

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  8. This is interesting...I've always loved to wander around in graveyards reading old inscriptions. Will check out the website.

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  9. I don't think I've EVER seen any tombstones in my neck of the woods that are THAT OLD! WOW!

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  10. I've always loved the writing on old headstones...so delicate and beautiful...as if to honor not mourn. Thank you.

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  11. Beautiful...I just remembered that I tried to add the tombstones to the site you mentioned but had some difficulty.

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  12. It's such a shame that the ravages of time can obliterate the words on headstones. One local history society whose resources I used had a volunteer scheme running to photograph all of the headstones in the churchyards of their area. I did a few, but it's surprisingly hard work, especially when the graveyard is neglected!

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  13. I always wonder how long our headstones today will last...

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  14. They're works of art - quite lovely. Thank you for sharing them.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a thought. It's appreciated! xoabb