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19 September 2012

Cemetery Date



I love this new fuchsia and white patterned shirt. I bought it in July at a Salvation Army store for a few dollars, but Sunday was the first time I had a chance to wear it because we've had such hot temperatures that anything with a long sleeve didn't seem appealing for a few months there. You may notice that I'm still in my "wear as many colors and as bright of colors as possible" for the three days of the week that I'm actually allowed to wear colors. I'm pretty sure that won't be changing anytime soon.

You also may have noticed the slightly odd background location of these pictures. Angel and I discovered on our honeymoon that our favorite free date is a walk through a cemetery. I enjoy piecing together the life stories from the bits of information found on tombstones. It can be a somber time, because sometimes the dates and names stick with me. The stones for children who only lived a few days or years always tug at my heart the most. On Sunday I found stones for couples that had been married over 60 years before the first spouse died. Then, one stone we came across at the same cemetery was for a husband, a wife, and an infant son. The wife died at 22 years old, on the same day as the son. The husband lived several decades longer.

Angel likes finding features on certain tombstones that he likes, and we discuss what we'd like to include on ours. Do we want to include our wedding date? How about a picture? Any specific Bible verses or unique quotes? His latest idea was to include our professions on the stone. Cemeteries, especially older ones, are often beautiful, peaceful places for a walk, and we enjoy learning a little about the people who came before us.

What do you think? Is it really that weird to go for walks at cemeteries?


Sometimes Angel likes to purposely not smile when I'm taking a picture.

15 comments :

  1. Love that printed shirt and how you tied it! What a fun and casual look :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  2. I never thought of a date at a cemetery! I love the shirt you wore though!

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  3. I think this is a great thing for you two to do together! It's all history!

    Tara

    http://tarabelle-adropofink.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love cemetaries. They have such a beautiful, creepy feel to them, and I love trying to piece together the stories, too! My favorite was a small plot we found in the middle of nowhere hiking through the woods by the Natchez Trace in Mississippi. It was a little cluster of Confederate soldiers. Seriously awesome history!

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  5. This is very intriguing. I like the idea but don't think I could do it because I try to avoid the discussion of death all together because I am just one of those people who doesnt deal with it well!

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  6. I think that you can think of some sad stories, amazing love stories and others by reading what you see at cemeteries. (And i love the color your your shirt!)

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  7. This is a very interesting date :-) But I think it's kinda terrific. The things you can learn just by looking at their dates and names is incredible.

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  8. We like walking through cemeteries too! We have one here full of veterans and pioneers...such history!

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  9. Love your shirt its great,love how you have styled it,I remember walking though one every day for school (25 years ago now)and reading them until I read something sad then I never read them again :) ....

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  10. Cool post! And I love your shirt! I just found your blog, it's really cool!
    www.radiant-joy.blogspot.com

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  11. You just scored more cool points with me, haha!
    Cemeteries are interesting to go through. For me, it depends. Some cemeteries I go to, I just sense an overwhelming energy to them and have to leave. But I drive by one every day to work. There's something so beautiful yet so eerie about them.

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  12. I've never thought to take a walk in cemetery. It's a little weird but it's fine.

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  13. What a fun pattern on that top! Thanks for linking up to Sunday Style :)

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  14. Loving the paisley and the location of your date! I found your blog at Modern Modesty Beauty link up and have gotten tons of inspirations from you. I am looking forward to reading your upcoming posts and I am now your latest follower. Come on over and visit me at http://theserenasaga.blogspot.com

    xx
    Serena

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