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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Gone and forgotten

Cemeteries are somber places, especially old ones. The phrase "Gone but Not Forgotten" appears a lot on headstones all over America.

But at the Old Johnsonville cemetery yesterday, I found this grave. I call this, "Gone and Forgotten." Oh the stories that disappear when someone dies.
And these...









But then, someone remembers...

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