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    Happy Halloween! I'm sharing some cemetary pictures for you all....

    From a walk the dogs and I took this morning.....I thought maybe someone would have some fun using them as references? The long shadows would look great in moonlight...... You can see the individual photos on my flickr page....
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    Aged 8 years, 8 months 11 days. Nov 25, 1879.

    That's a formidable monument to Willie. Just Willie.

    Is that a pet cemetery, Foxy?

    An odd lack of detail for such a monumental stone, unless that was in a family area where the surname would be known if it were a child.
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    D'Akey, I think that one was in a family area...Willie's name is facing south and most of the facing text in this section of the cemetery is on the east side of the stones, so my guess is that the surname is on the east side.

    It's a wonderful old cemetery sprawling over a large hilltop overlooking town and the river valley...the oldest section is full of mature trees, mostly planted in the 1920's, many monuments have been restored and just enough haven't been maintained so you really get a feeling of age. I think

    Of course, that's coming from the perspective of a life-long midwest-USA resident. Compared to most of the world, even to the East Coast US, nothing here (unless you figure in the truely archaic structures belonging to the peoples that lived here before us) is old. The first internment at this cemetery was in 1857 and it's the third-largest cemetery in Indiana.

    Your post, D'Akey, was a bit of a wake-up call for me....I've walked there so often that I seldom stop to read the stones anymore and often I pay more attention to the asthetics of the stone than I do to the name on it....I hadn't even noticed that this particular stone memorializes a child. Perhaps I've grown too comfortable with this cemetery.....
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    That gives me the Willies.

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