Posted on April 19, 2019
Companion photo to my post on April 17. ~Vic
This entry was posted in Photography, Thoughts and tagged 2018, brick sign, headstones, july 16, known only to god, lost records, margaret lane cemetery, potd.
Gives me goosebumps.
It is haunting.
Where is this at?
Margaret Lane Slave Cemetery, block from my house. The tree & sunshine I posted, previously…same place. Whole bunch of graves but, headstones destroyed 100, 150 years ago. Without ground-penetrating radar/sonar (whatever), no one knows where the graves are or who is buried there. Spotty records…
That is sad but at least they all remembered now more than they would have been
It’s listed as an historic site. The town took over upkeep. I think there was a dedication in 1985 when an old descendant attended. It was started before the Civil War and I don’t know how long it was used. Years of vandalism, then neglect…information attrition.
Vandalism is just crazy at a cemetery. That is a good thing they did.
I don’t understand vandalism especially in a cemetery. I’m not opposed to pissing on some bastard’s grave but, messing up headstones is too much. There is one person, in particular, I would consider peeing on. He isn’t dead, yet but, he made my life miserable for quite a while. Former co-worker & temporary boss… And, let me tell you…I will be standing in a LONG line…and, behind Ken, too.
I love how our conversations flow! Everyone else would hit the like and not replied to me lol.
Yes I agree vandalism in a cemetery… you deserve bad things to happen to you after that.
Yea I’m sure he deserves it…as strong as you and other people feel. That is not vandalism…that is justice.
There is something about how our conversations weave that sparks my memories.
Sometimes, I am at a loss for words but, not often. I can babble about nearly anything.
Plus, our convos are fun…even at…1:30 in the morning…;)
Yes they are! Well you are the one person would will reply and not ignore for going off topic. I am Mr. Offtopic.
I do think it is our IT vibe in play.
My brain wanders. Off topic is easy. IT geeks are a unique group…our own language.
You & Steve geek out on baseball. I’ve read some if the comments and I’m totally lost.
The two B’s were big in my childhood. Beatles and Baseball…. those were my two big interests.
I so agree, love. Glad to see you around, again…❤
Good to be back 🙂
That’s kinda sad but I suppose more people will get to read about them than if they had a grave.
The entire lot is full of graves. Without records or gravestones, the dead are unknown. The headstones that are in the brick belong to graves on the lot. It’s just that no one knows where each specific grave is.
Interesting and nicely done.
I wonder if there were actual graves corresponding to those, but somehow the headstones got misplaced, or if maybe the bodies were never found, so the family created headstones to have SOMETHING.
The headstones in that brick structure are OLD. This is a cemetery started prior to the Civil War, thru the Civil War and many years after that.. The entire lot is full of graves. 99% of the headstones were destroyed over the years by repeated vandalism. Once it was declared an historic site, the town took over its upkeep. It would take lots of money to use ground-penetrating radar and/or dig up remains & DNA test. That would probably create an uproar about disturbing the dead or desecration.
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