Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Poppy and the old GRAVEYARD

Got the "to do list" rewritten neat and orderly. It's 7:30 a.m. Poppy is at work. I've made the bed, put the dishes away, cleaned two litter boxes, swept the kitchen and laundry room and, as only a Virgo would understand, made sure the corners and edges are even on every folded and stacked item, visible in the house! It's a morning ritual! No uneven towels hanging on racks around here! There may dust on the cabinets but all my ducks are in a row!



Let's see, 'Dancing with the Stars' was on last night. Action that keeps these two entertained.

Poppy carried the camera with him turkey hunting last Saturday . 


Maybe half a mile from our house, deep in the woods, there is an old graveyard with tombstones dating from the 1700's. 





Hard to read now, but looks like 1886 and 1900 on this one. One of the stones here says the Reverend Amos Jones.


Poppy passes this old graveyard going to an open field to hunt.



Ivy covers most of the graves and stones.









If you walked far enough through these woods, you would come out at the back of a little white church called Jones' Chapel. I've always figured the Jones' buried here are some of the same set. It is sad to think of the people buried in these old graves in these woods.

Back to reality and my 'to do list'...next is cranking up the mower and mowing from the back of the house down to the pond and behind the old dog lots...then do a little gardening. That should pretty much do me in!

Thank you for visiting. Hope to be back soon.

Love,
Henny


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  1. They both look engrossed and enjoying their show :)
    I think being buried in the woods, surrounded by wildlife and nature, peace and quiet, would be a lovely choice....at least mine .
    A busy day ahead for you Henny, I'm painting outside windows today !
    ~Jo

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    1. I think it would be a good choice too. I was painting outside windows last year about this time. :) Always something to be done!

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  2. Great shot of Poppy and his feline buddy, enjoying the dancing! I'd find that old graveyard fascinating, although maybe I wouldn't want to walk through there at night:)

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    1. Can you imagine walking through there alone at night? I thought that too.

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  3. Good heavens! All that a before 7:30 A.M.? It's no wonder you get so much accomplished in just one day.

    That graveyard makes for a sad feeling for sure. I have always wanted to buy a small property out in the country that had a small family graveyard attached. I'd put a decorative iron fence around it, landscape it with a small tree, roses, and hostas and keep it looking well taken care of. Weird huh? Morbid? I think part of it is that my immediate family is buried down in east Texas and here I am way up in Indiana and never get down to even "visit", much less do any tending. Fortunately the cemetery where they are buried is nicely kept and not at all forlorn but it's something that would be comforting to be able to do.

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    1. That is a good thought. My family is buried only about two and a half hours away and I still don't get around to visiting their graves.

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  4. Busy Miss Lizzy. LOVE that first photo. Geesh...that's cute. I love old grave-yards and used to walk Kanie in one everyday before we moved. He'd enjoy running around sniffing everything while I read the stones. I'd always think, "There are probably lots of dog lovers here and they would enjoy seeing him. Weird, I know.

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    1. I bet you're right about the dog lovers. I love reading the old headstones too.

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  5. I wonder if anyone (relatives) ever look for this graveyard. Is it on Find A Grave? What a wonderful spot for a graveyard!
    Towels being straight is high on my everyday list too:)

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    1. It is beautiful there. I've never looked at Find A Grave, but will do that.

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  6. That's the kind of graveyard I would like to end up in, peaceful, private, woods all around. I love the photo of Poppy and the cat, both intent on the dancing.

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    1. I can understand your picking a spot like that. You are not afraid to be alone, like those walks you go on. I do have a fear of being out alone in the woods. It is beautiful deep in the woods.

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  7. I agree with Far Side- maybe check and see if those names have been added to findagrave..you never know who has been searching and searching for family members and can't find them because they are buried out in the wild.
    Sounds like you have been busy, busy.

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    1. I'm going to look into that. There is always something needing to be done! :)

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  8. LOL! As a fellow Virgo (and a somewhat casual house cleaner) I understand completely about the need for orderly towels - and the somewhat blind eye for the dust! I can deal with a few spots on the kitchen floor, but not cluttered countertops!

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    1. I knew you would understand. It is almost a full time job keeping things in just the right spot! :)

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  9. I love walking through old cemeteries and reading the names and dates on the markers. Sometimes there's more info. telling how the person was killed. I remember one fellow was killed after he was kicked by a horse. The saddest are the little children's grave stones.So sad.

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    1. It is interesting to read the old headstones. I agree about the children's graves. It's sad.

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  10. Love old grave yards. I think they are interesting. I need to make a to do list and do it. I try to get stuff done in the house but when the weather is so beautiful like it has been I can not make myself stay in the house and clean. Oh well I try to do a little everyday.
    Love you!

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    1. I need to spend more time 'doing' and less time making lists! :) A little every day is what I get done too. Love you!

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  11. Smokey has found a true friend.
    I like old cemeteries too. With neglected ones like this I wonder what happened to their families.

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    1. I wonder about that too. With the 'Jones' Chapel so near surely there must be some relatives around this area.

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  12. My first thought was of findagrave.com, too. My husband and I occasionally take pictures of graves for people who go to that web site and make a request. We've taken pictures at lots of cemeteries. If you did a rubbing of the headstones, I bet a lot of the writing would show up. I love to look around at the old tombstones every time I'm in a cemetery. Even when I go to put flowers on my parents' graves, I have to take a walk and look at stones.

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    1. I want to look at findagrave.com. Is is interesting to read the old headstones in cemeteries. I do the same thing when I visit my Mother's grave, which is rare.

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  13. Old graveyards are so peaceful and an amazing source of wildlife, always something to see. My dog, Ben, watches the TV at times, he loves the wildlife programs best.

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    1. That's funny about Ben watching wildlife shows. Eli perks up and barks when there is a dog barking on TV.

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  14. I love to do genealogy research. I couldn't help but think about those old tombstones so I went to ancestry.com. I found this: Rev. Amos Jones, was a magistrate, a local preacher, a farm... He was a very original character; followed his own convictions decidedly and independently; was strong in physical constitution and in mind. Yet in his nature he was very passionate. . . weeping often in his preaching. He lived seventy-five years and died within three feet of the spot where he was born, in Franklin county, N.C." There's no telling if this is the right Rev. Amos Jones, but the facts support what little I know from your post. It's taken from a book. His son moved to Tennessee and this information was part of an entry about the son, Rev. A. W. Jones. Perhaps the tombstone is for yet another Rev. Amos Jones who lived before these two men.

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  15. Peg, that is amazing! It's got to be the same Rev. Jones! We are in Franklin County. Now I want to walk to that graveyard myself, well, with Poppy, and read Amos Jones headstone, if we can find it . Poppy said that several of the stones have fallen over. Thank you for looking at ancestry.com and leaving me another comment. I've been grocery shopping and did not take time to look at anything this morning.

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