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Cemetaries
May 30, 2006
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You all are proving that the West is behind the times when it comes to history. The earliest tombstones I've seen around here date to only the mid 1800s.

I visited Boston once and took a walk through some of its cemeteries. It blew my mind to see tombstones from the early 1700s and I believe a few from the 1600s. I love history.

Lolli, I'm sorry to hear about your mother's passing. You're fairly young, too. I'll bet you miss her.

omw, as usual, you are on the ball. I see there's an "Ancestors" thread ... I think I know who started it. :o)

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May 30, 2006
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Seeker,

Thank you for your kind words.

Actually my mother died 20 years ago when I was 15. And yes, I do miss her very much.....she was a wonderful person.

Love,
Lolli

May 31, 2006
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Cemeteries are comfortable surroundings for me. I am a chaplain, so I feel very peaceful around death, although I grieve for the pain of those "left behind" by the deceased. I visit the cemetery where my late husband, sister and mother-in-law are buried. Gives me a point of connection with them. Sometimes, I stroll around and place flowers at neighborhing plots or clean them up, as best I can. (The mowers knock over the flower urns alot...that sort of thing).

Down here in Florida, they rarely allow actual tombstones, just flat markers. Kind of a shame. I recall many fascinating old cemeteries which I visited up north in Washington, D.C., New York State, etc.

In my own observations, I have found that people who are comfortable in cemeteries are basically "spiritual" people (NOT "religious" - just more tuned into our spiritual side).

- Strong

May 31, 2006
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seekerw

If we pass a cemetary my children always comment. Ohh and Ehhh. It seems to catch the eye like no other place could.

I am not sure if its a peaceful place although for me its interesting to read the tombstones.

I will definately not have a grave one day. For me its a waste. My will is to be cremated.

Seekerw you asked
(What do you want written on your tombstones? )

I will not have one, but to answer your question if I had one it would read

Garfield
1967-2040

WHAT DID YOU DO WITH YOUR DASH?

June 1, 2006
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When I was a kid I learned how to do gravestone rubbings. There were a group of us and we went all round the cemetary and when we were done we looked to see whose was the oldest and what people's names were and how long they lived. It was really interesting, there is a little old cemetary down the street from my neighborhood and I would like to take my boys there and show them how to do rubbings as well.

June 1, 2006
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I've always liked cemetaries too, but not so much the ones out here (although I did visit Jimi Hendrix's grave) as the ones in New England where I grew up. My faorites are the ones with old section, where you find gravestones from the 1700's. I used to do grave rubbings on them.

June 1, 2006
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gayle and gofigure,

You did grave robbings???? How could you in good conscience do grave ... oh, that's rubbings. Never mind. :o)

My kids have done those for scout activities. What did you do with the rubbings afterward?

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June 2, 2006
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Silly!!
Well, I was a kid when I did them and I liked to put things in a "savie box" bascially a box under my bed where I put special things and that was where mine went.

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