Thursday, June 11, 2015

Good Fence Thursday - Fogartyville






Since I only have upwards of 100,00 photos (I could do a post a day the rest of my life and not run out) I decided to take the two cameras and go to Fogartyville Cemetery and Find my Mothers grandparents, Della Hollingsworth Hale and Finley Hale's tombstones.


......the cemetery is only a few blocks from my home and I thought this would take only a few minutes.



Of course I snapped the sign and then inside the fence,
 the BIG view and then an hour later I drove out with 150 photos and not one single shot of my ancestors tombstones.



Just so you know........ If on a beautiful sunny day you decide to go find the tombstones of your great grandparents,

 DO NOT take your morning water pill before you go, because GUESS WHAT?

 there are NO potties in a cemetery.



 I found the tombstones on the Internet...there are 2538 graves in this Historical Cemetery. Who knew I did not have to spend the morning snapping over 300 photos when all the time it was there from my chair.

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Della and Finley were the parents of my maternal grandmother.... the dates blow my mind.


37 comments:

Linda said...

Wow!!! Pretty impressive - the dates. Gives one pause.......

Jo said...

What a beautiful cemetery. And so glad you located your precious grandparents. I love visiting my ancestors too and fortunately Grant goes along with me. Our cemeteries are no longer safe: vagrants and robbers lie in wait for widows visiting their late husband's graves. Grant and I have always visited on the motorbike - no-one - not even in SA - approaches a biker willingly. Quite a thought, huh! Blessings dear friend. Jo

crafty cat corner said...

I just get to thinking of how things were in their day, a lot, lot different from ours. Would love to go back for a short time to see how the others lived wouldn't you?
Briony
x

A Quiet Corner said...

Those water pills do the same thing to the Pres and graveyards do the same for me!...:)JP

Madi and Mom said...

WHAT A WONDERFUL IDEA AND A BEAUTIFUL CEMETERY. I LOVE THE ENTRANCE SIGN.
MOL MOL NOT A POTTY IN SIGHT....BUT YOU FOUND DELLA AND FINLEY!!
HUGS MADI AND MOM

Mildred said...

It's a very well kept cemetery. Della is such a pretty name and one you rarely hear any more. I am appreciative of the ancestor's graves I have "seen" on find a grave sites.

Chatty Crone said...

Very, very interesting I like to go and see things like that - the stones have held up well.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sandra, it is a beautiful cemetery and well cared for. It is nice to see the tombstones of your great-grandparents Finley and Della. The water pill was a bad idea or bad timing.. Enjoy your day!

Margaret Adamson said...

How ownderful that you located where your relatives were buried. Looks a lovelyn place. I don't tink many cametaries have 'loos'!

Debbie said...

we are cut from the same cloth....i have enough pictures for 2 lifetimes of blogging, without taking one more picture!! that's a beautiful fence and gate, around the cemetery. it always comforting to see a grand entrance!!!!

Gillena Cox said...

LOL nice write; good fences; have a fine Thursday

much love...

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm fasciated by how much you can actually find on the Internet! Still, it was good exercise to get out of your computer chair and take your camera to the cemetery. Good point though that cemeteries don't usually have potties.

Rose said...

I love the old pretty headstones...I was going to ask if you had looked on line for them. Your great grandfather was born before the Civil War was over! And he was so much older than Della. And she was not that old when she died. It makes me wonder did she die of something. Of course, I think a lot of peopled died younger back then.

What I hate when at a cemetery is coming across children's headstones.

Dory and the Mama said...

Isn't it amazing how much beauty can be found n cemeteries?? Love the fencing!

TexWisGirl said...

too cute on the tmi. :) i like their sign and their fencing, of course.

Montanagirl said...

That's a beautiful cemetery. I'm glad you found your grandparents.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

How interesting that gravestones can be found on the internet.
Water pills? I use dandelion and that works justt fine.

Gail said...

Just think of all the changes they saw in the world during these times.

Great pictures.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is a lovely fence around the cemetery. I do like walking around a cemetery and looking at all the interesting headstones.

Felicia said...

nope....no potties. lol.

great pics, you sound like me. I can take 200 pics of one place in nothing flat.

looks like a well maintained cemetery

Linda P said...

I find cemeteries fascinating and like looking at the inscriptions of names and dates on the headstones and the quotes. The span of life that your great grandparents had is thought-provoking. They would have experienced so many changes in lifestyle and what was going on in the world over that lifetime.

Ida said...

That's a great entryway into the cemetery. - Some really cool looking graves. I laughed about the "no potty's" in the cemetery.
How funny you found your ancestors graves just by looking on the Internet. Oh well at least we got to see some great fences and some interesting graves.

carolann said...

#1 2,3 Very nice fences.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

That's a beautiful cemetery. I agree.. ixnay on water pills before a trip to the graveyard. :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I had NO idea you could find such things on the computer! That's amazing. I wish I knew where my ancestors were buried. I know about my grandparents..but that's all. Now that I think about it...they may all be in the same place!
What amazing headstones. I sort of wish they still did things like that. Such artwork.

barbara l. hale said...

Too bad there are no outhouses in cemeteries. I love spending time wandering around them. So...I wonder if we could be "related" with me being married to a Hale and all. Greg's family came into the country in the late 1600s though Cape Ann, Massachusetts. He's not related to the famous Hale (Nathan). Well, I guess WE wouldn't be related, but you could be related to Greg.

Karen said...

Cemetery fences are so stately looking.

LC said...

Glad to see you are still snapping! My computer is finally--mostly--operational again. Plus we are back from overseas travel, so I hope to get at least a toe back into the blogging waters.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

This one is a nice cemetery! It's interesting to look around at all the different names and headstones. Most all of my relatives back to the greats are buried in one cemetery which makes it nice on Memorial Day. Isn't it wonderful the info we can find out on the internet? Saves so much time, too.

Ann Thompson said...

what a nice looking cemetery. Too bad about the water pill :)At least you found your great grandparents on the internet though

Buttons Thoughts said...

What a beautiful old cemetery I am afraid I would be taking a long time and a lot of photos. I laughed out loud about the water pill:) B

Pauline W said...

That's a beautiful cemetery, looks to be very well cared for. Love the old tombstones, they had so much style about them. It's hard to imagine what life must have been like in the days of our great grandparents. I really enjoyed this post.


Lois said...

You got some wonderful shots! This reminds me of the time my sister and I visited a really old cemetery in Tampa looking for our great grandparents' graves. We knew which section they were in and walked all over the place in the heat before realizing that the graves must have been unmarked because we couldn't find them. After getting home, I called the administrative offices and they sent me a map. Sure enough they were never marked, so no headstones, but now at least we know exactly where they are if we ever go back!

What Karen Sees said...

Very lovely cemetery, and beautiful, old tombstones and markers. The only shots I have ever taken in a cemetery are the ones of my angel Grandson's grave, every year on his birthday, Memorial Day and his angel day!

Weekend-Windup said...

All the pictures looks good!

Kathy said...

I too love to wander through cemeteries. I'm usually on the lookout for statuary but I always find so many interesting facts. What will you do with all the photos? Keep them, toss them?

pattisjarrett said...

Interesting old tombstones. And you found the ones you were looking for, too. Surrounded by a nice fence.