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May 29, 2006
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I love to walk through cemetaries. I find them very peaceful places, and a vivid reminder that I won't be here forever. It helps me keep my priorities in perspective and focus on what's important.

Does anybody else feel the same way I do about them?

May 29, 2006
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I do Seek.....

Not necessarily all cemetaries, but there is a particular one not far from me that I love to walk it.

It is absolutely beautiful.

May 29, 2006
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Yes, but I thought it rather eeerie to ever mention it to people. Many people do not like cemtaries, but I do find them peaceful. I just try not to step on someone's grave when I pass thru, lol.

Out of respect, though, seriously.

I love going thru cemetaries where the headstones are a century old, so revealing of the family plots. Guess I will be frquenting more cemetaries in the future since I am in a serious genealogy hunt for my ancestors that my grandmother started.

May 29, 2006
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Cemetaries are very unique. I walk through and wonder how many people are in heaven. Did you know that physics has found out that we actually have 10 dimensions? Historical ones are fascinating. I wonder about what kind of lives those people led.

May 29, 2006
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Hey, i can't believe other people like to do that besides me. i love old cemetaries. They are peaceful. i like to read the really really old tombstones as well. and the military ones.

May 29, 2006
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Either that or there is a concensus here we all have strange like interests, LOL

May 29, 2006
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Sew-have u ever seen the really old french and spanish cemetaries in Florida. Most of the graves are actually empy. The people were buried in above ground tombs and left till a ship was heading home, then they shipped the body back. but the tombs are still there.
just a guppy fact.....

May 29, 2006
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have u ever visited old civil war cemetaries? slaves in one place and the farmowners families in another. it's depressing to see. the slave cemetaries have three or four family member one ontop of another and the names added to the cross as it happened. most of the tombstones are primitive and not standing as well . i think most were homemade.

May 29, 2006
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Interesting, Gup. Will add that to my list of historical places to visit. I do want to visit the old civil war battlefields, but so far have been trying to grasp the culture life here. thanks!!!

Haven't been to Everglades as yet, but it is on top of list. Culture, nature and ecology are interests for sure.

There is tos to see and do here.....time, money are one of my criteria.

May 29, 2006
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That is so interesting Twinks. I'm glad u look out over this girl.

May 29, 2006
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cemetaries are perfect for writing in. No one is talking. Plus good for meditation. There is no place as peacful in my book

May 29, 2006
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I'm glad there are so many of us who like cemeteries.

twinks, the story of your Norman girl touches me. Once I found a tombstone of a little girl, with her picture on it. My son was about the same age as the little girl, so I was affected by it.

A few months later, I started a new job, and this little girl turned out to be my new supervisor's daughter. The little girl had spent her 7th birthday in a coma and died a few days afterward.

How odd when a cemetery reaches into your everyday life like that.

May 29, 2006
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Williamsburg, VA is full of history. Another venue another year, though.

May 29, 2006
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twinks,

Well, it wasn't Christianity that refused her; it was a few misguided Christians. One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, as teh song goes.

I'm glad that she has you to watch over her.

May 29, 2006
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Me too, Seeker. I LOVE the peaceful cemetary where I hope to be buried in the double grave with my dear, departed Dad. Sigh. Can hardly wait ... gazelle.

May 29, 2006
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And I thought that I was morbid LOL YAY im not alone. I did this a lot especialy in highschool when I had free time.

May 29, 2006
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gazelle and RW,

I had no idea how many people here would like cemeteries. I was sure I'd be the laughingstock of this site for admitting that I like them. Hooray! I'm finally normal in something. :o)

gazelle, I hope you don't join your beloved father anytime soon (you said you can hardly wait). I'll miss you at this site; I know I'm being selfish. :o(

Here's another question for everybody. What do you want written on your tombstones?

May 29, 2006
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She love and was loved and she loved well.

Still working on the 1:1 love thingy; still haven't got ten it right, so guess it is not my time to goe yet!

back to the Apprentice

May 29, 2006
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I was thinking something along the lines of This world is not my home I'll see you in heaven. Or something along thise lines

May 29, 2006
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sew-u and guest are watching the same thing.....uh oh......hmmmmm....

seeker-that is so odd about your boss and their child. made the hair stand up on my neck.......

gazelle, i was thinking the same thing....i dont want to see u go anytime soon either.......u are too special to all of us to let go of anytime soon

May 29, 2006
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seek-in answer to your tombstone question. i dont intend to have one. i have told everybody i know just put a marker there with my name on it. that's it.

May 29, 2006
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I like to walk thru cemetaries to see the names and ages of the residents. Very unique names; specially on the older plots. I like to look at the flowers too.

May 29, 2006
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In Rhode Island there are MANY ancient burial grounds, all over the place....

we have one on our campground - and most of the stones are actually just "stumps" of stone - no markings whatsoever....the oldest stone with writing goes back to a little baby girl named abigail I think, born in 1815 - before that, no dates or markings.

May 29, 2006
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Hey Ali,

My family owns one of the historic cemetaries that you speak of here in RI.

Well, I'm no so sure "own" is the right word....perhaps the Historical Society owns it....I"m not sure....I'll have to ask.

Anyway, my family has very deep roots in Rhode Island. My great, great, great......grandfather came here with Roger Williams (our family can actually be traced back on my mother's side to Miles Standish in England).

Our family cemetary is in a town called Harrisville in the western part of the state and is on a road named after my great, great grandfather (Inman Road).

The most recent addition to the cemetary was my mother's mother who died in 2000. My mother however, is not buried there....she is buried in my father's family plot with his parents in a different cemetary.

Some of the earliest headstones are from the mid 1800's but as you mentioned, there are also quite a few that can no longer be read so they may date much earlier.

Just a little trivia for ya...in case you were interested.

May 29, 2006
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lolli..grat idea for a new thread!!! who are your ancestors?

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