Wonder What She’s Thinking?

In addition to churches, barns and vintage signs, I have a mild obsession with old cemeteries. This statue is in Grandview Cemetery in Portsmouth, Ohio.

I used to walk regularly in that cemetery and always looked for this statue. She’s lovely and sad, peaceful and thought provoking. There are other statues and interesting headstones but this is the most notable by my estimation.

Some people say that it’s wrong to photograph cemeteries because it’s sacred ground. But the graves are also monuments to people who someone didn’t want to be forgotten. There are people here – sons and daughters, parents, grandparents and friends – who someone wanted to remember. I say remember them. Read their names, imagine lives lived between the dashes and yes, photograph the ones that capture your attention if that’s what you want to do.

Wouldn’t you want someone to remember you?

4 thoughts on “Wonder What She’s Thinking?

  1. I totally agree that photos in cemeteries should not only be permitted, but encouraged. I’ve posted many on Find-a-Grave and have used the site often in my genealogy research. This is a lovely statue.

    BTW, I like your new header, but also miss your red phone booths!🙂

    • Oh, I’m glad you like this header! I was just thinking that I should change the header more often. 🙂

      And I’m glad I’m not the only one that takes photos in cemeteries. I always appreciate unique headstones and pretty statues!

      • I keep thinking I should revamp my header – it’s the one I started with two years ago! (And I should learn to use the new editor, too 😬)

      • Lol. I need to learn that too and just don’t want to deal with it! Creatures of habit aren’t super thrilled with these types of changes! I also need to look at my bio page and maybe set a reminder to change that header occasionally.

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