Situated on a hill over looking the city of Rome Georgia, Myrtle Hill is a great example of the Rural Cemetery and one of the most picturesque in the state.
17 August 2014
The sexton at Oconee Hill is very strict about enforcing the no photography rule at his cemetery. Yesterday I was fortunate to be able to join the Athens Photography Guild on an approved photo outing there. The original section of the cemetery is not large, but I think it is one of the best examples of the rural cemetery style in Georgia.
23 July 2014
13 July 2014
30 May 2014
You don't hear the phrase Decoration Day much anymore, even in the South, but it was the original name for Memorial Day. Still, there is a long and ongoing tradition in the South to tend and decorate the graves of Civil War casualties and veterans. Does that mean there are those who think the Civil War was a just and noble cause? There are still some that do, but for many this is simply about paying respect to one's ancestors and honoring those that died in a war unlike any ever fought by the USA, one that took place in our own back yard. I don't romanticize those times, and no one can ignore the horrendous injustice of slavery, but there is a pull we all have to pay our respects to the dead, especially those who died in combat. We all hope that years form now there will be those that honor us, trying to remember what was good about us and forgiving what was not.
|Cassville Cemetery - Cassville Georgia|
11 May 2014
29 March 2014
23 February 2014
22 December 2013
I stumbled on the Rev. Bill Allison Memorial Cemetery squeezed in between a warehouse and a trucking depot on Fulton Industrial Boulevard in Southwest Atlanta. I haven't been able to find much about this place, except for a few unconfirmed references to it as Potter's Field.
Labels: Potter's Field