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Old 05-14-2009, 08:45 AM
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Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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I, too, can get very excited about this thread. This might inspire me to make a return visit to Graceland Cemetery when I'm up in Chicago next month (preferably on a day when the Cubs have an away game).

Also, Bibit, you and I need to plan that trip to Charleston so we can contribute more locally to this thread.
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:41 PM
 
Location: S.Dak
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Default Silver Creek Cemetary, Sanborn County, SD

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Old 05-14-2009, 08:25 PM
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Location: Bel Air, California
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Secretariat's Sire: Bold Ruler - Claiborne Farms - Paris, Kentucky

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Old 05-15-2009, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA/Dover-Foxcroft, ME
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I just got on this site for today and found a rep from an old waterfall pic I took months ago. It got me looking at other threads and found this cemetary one. My family has lived in this old Maine farmhouse since 1889, built in 1850. I'm sitting upstairs looking out my window here and this is what I see.







Many relatives back there. My future outdoor bedroom too, I suppose.
It's always been there and it's odd to us that everyone doesn't get to be buried in their own back yard.

There's a story about my great grandfather who bought this place when in the late 1800's, he let a traveling gypsy family bury their infant child back there. Guess they were field hands among many talents I guess and when passing through, he offered them work at the farm for a spell. Our family has always kept some small headstone or remberance of this incidence. I think sis has something down there now. The town has already made their rounds to put flags on all the vets sites. Seems to be quite a few down there. Think I'll go take a count. I know my dad's got a flag.
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Old 05-23-2009, 05:43 PM
 
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Shot today in Hadley, Ma.





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Old 05-23-2009, 05:53 PM
 
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This headstone has the earliest birth date that I found, scribed 1643 but appears to be changed to 1638.

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Old 05-24-2009, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I just got on this site for today and found a rep from an old waterfall pic I took months ago. It got me looking at other threads and found this cemetary one. My family has lived in this old Maine farmhouse since 1889, built in 1850. I'm sitting upstairs looking out my window here and this is what I see.







Many relatives back there. My future outdoor bedroom too, I suppose.
It's always been there and it's odd to us that everyone doesn't get to be buried in their own back yard.

There's a story about my great grandfather who bought this place when in the late 1800's, he let a traveling gypsy family bury their infant child back there. Guess they were field hands among many talents I guess and when passing through, he offered them work at the farm for a spell. Our family has always kept some small headstone or remberance of this incidence. I think sis has something down there now. The town has already made their rounds to put flags on all the vets sites. Seems to be quite a few down there. Think I'll go take a count. I know my dad's got a flag.
I loved reading your story, thanks for sharing!
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:55 AM
 
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In honor of Memorial Day I thought I share a few photos I took this weekend from the veterans section of a local cemetery.






Happy Memorial Day
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Old 05-25-2009, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I thought I was the only one who had an odd fascination with old graveyards. Thanks to everyone for posting such great pics!
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