Happy Halloween

I was trying to come up with something for today’s post that would go with the occasion but all I could come up with were these photos I took of a very old cemetery in northern Ohio that we found while on a little road trip.  Cemeteries used to give me the creeps when I was a child and I wouldn’t go near them but now there is something interesting about them; the history in headstones fascinate me.

These were the first ones I’d ever seen in all of my explorations that had the ages of death down to the year, month and day.  Some headstones were very plain and simple (and very thin either originally or due to weathering and time) while others were a bit more ornate. Then there is the one here showing what must have been a hard loss for a family with losing their children so young.  It made me wonder what might have claimed their little lives.

May your day be filled with lots of treats and no tricks…unless you like that sort of thing of course.  We shall be enjoying a large bowl (or two) of popcorn while watching movie marathons.

 

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  1. #1 by mickey2travel on October 31, 2015 - 7:24 am

    Enjoy your day!

  2. #3 by Nancy on October 31, 2015 - 9:51 am

    Happy Halloween!

  3. #5 by Cecilia Mary Gunther on October 31, 2015 - 11:05 am

    Graveyards are some of my favourite places! Have a gorgeous day! c

    • #6 by imagesbytdashfield on October 31, 2015 - 4:20 pm

      I think there is a certain beauty to them. Hope your day is lovely! t

  4. #7 by milfordstreet on October 31, 2015 - 12:56 pm

    Cool old headstones. My wife likes those also. I’m hoping to find a good horror movie tonight also. Cheers 🎃

  5. #9 by allentimphotos2 on October 31, 2015 - 1:06 pm

    You as well.

  6. #11 by Mark Myers on November 1, 2015 - 4:48 pm

    Don’t you wish you knew every story these old headstones told? I’m sure there are tons buried there…

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