Tuesday, May 20, 2008




(the Sherwoods-five children all died in the same week, and grandfather Bartholomew, father of 15 kids, veteran of both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812)
Tink's weekly word challenge, as you will see below, got me going on a huge historical adventure yesterday morning. Read on!

6 comments:

Chatty said...

Beautiful pictures this week, Gary - and fascinating (though sad) histories. I love visiting cemeteries and wondering about the people buried there. Everybody has a story. I also love the picture of your beautiful lab. I have a friend with a beagle (as you may remember - in fact, he's getting his beagle bottle topper this coming weekend when we go over for Memorial Day) and he, like Miss Penny, is adorable but does not seem to care that he is quite naughty sometimes. To Jack, however, I'm sure it's a point of honor to be pure of heart and good as gold. Miss Penny probably wonders why ; )

gr said...

but then again, Penny is self-centered and may not spend much time thinking about other dogs!

CM said...

I read the greatest quote recently: "People give us crowds; the dead give us community." I rather like that sentiment, myself, but then I do have a soft spot for cemeteries.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I love old cemetaries--something we don't really have in San Diego. These are great photos and a very interesting story.

Susan as herself said...

Cemeteries are so lovely in a heavy, historic sort of way. Truly fascinating---all those ancient monuments and lush green grass.

Reb said...

Wonderful job this week Gary!