Saturday, January 23, 2010

Traipsing Through The Graveyard...

Sausage and I are a strange pair. We have been friends for 9 or 10 years now and I feel truly a part of her family. It's the kind of friendship that one can finish the other one's sentences.

I asked if she would like to go take some graveyard pictures after our walk (we walk every morning). After a quick drive through at Hardees (Carl Jr.'s for those west of the Mississippi), we went to a cemetery in town. We got some wonderful pictures and a bit of mystery (Jinkies, a mystery! Zoinks! Ruh roh Raggy!). I saw a mausoleum and being the nosy person I am, stuck my camera through the top bars and blindly snapped pictures:


WHAT THE...Ok, there's a pirate's chest on one side of the locked crypt and on the other side is a rocking chair and another chest.
The supposed remains are on the end of the crypt, in the marble tomb.  Soooooo many questions!  What is in the pirate's chest?  What is in the other chest beside the rocking chair?  Who is the person that sits in the chair and rocks in the crypt? Are the person's remains in the marble tomb and if so, were they cremated or are there just bones in there?  Jinkies, we have a mystery!  And Freddie and Daphne, why don't you just go ahead and get a room?!
I can imagine the chair rocking slowly back and forth by itself at night.  No one in sight, just the faint creaking of the rocker in the middle of the quiet graveyard....

Some other pictures I took...




"Death Loves A Shining Mark"--Edward Young, 1683-1765
I have no inkling what it means but man, it is a cool font!  I dig the lady, her eyes look so sad and realistic. Sausage took some pictures too, but her's are better than mine so I'm not going to show them because I'm jealous.

3 comments:

The Captain said...

My wife and I were discussing all the items in the crypt and we think we may have solved the mystery, or at least found a feasible possibility. Heres our theory, the person entombed here must of held some sort of belief much like the Egyptians; he or she believed that they would want or need their most cherished belongings in the afterlife. The trunks may hold those items and the chair was a favorite possession. Or Bin Laden lives there.

The thing I found puzzling was how new all the stuff looked compared to how aged the walls inside looked. Also, is that a marble "dresser" tomb? Maybe its a whole family in that dressery looking tomb. What did the marker or plaque say?

"And I would have gotten away with it too, if it hadnt been for you pesky kids and your meddling dog!"

Mr.Macabre said...

Hmmm, excellent theory! Actually it had only the family name on the outside of the crypt, nothing more. It was a marble 'dresser' tomb, I haven't seen one of those before and no markings. Who knows how many may be buried in there?

Pam Morris said...

and how many more? heh, heh, heh....