Thursday, August 14, 2008

Friday Cemetery Blogging



The title of this photo should be "Thank God For Photoshop". I took this photo in Dallas. Dijea pointed this statue out to me. It's a beautiful monument and in wonderful condition - no broken wings or fingers. It marks a classy little family plot.

But those flowers? They're fake. Bright yellow and blue plastic, a la Wal-Mart. Hideous. Roses and poinsettias, I think - not exactly a naturally occurring combination. The most dead thing in a cemetery? Plastic flora. More so than ceramic fauna.

Just say no to fake flowers.

13 comments:

Dijea said...

I think the reason she looks so sad is that she has to spend an eternity holding those nasty plastic flowers. They are probably causing her to itch too and she can't scratch. Poor thing.

ElastiGirl said...

she's praying for some kind soul to take those hideous flowers away... ahem...

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Why?? This just needs that Indian from the 70's commercial crying. People who do that are the same people that do not put up their shopping carts I'm just saying.

SpookyRach said...

dijea - yep. Definitely plastic allergy.

elastigirl - I sorta have this personal rule of not messing with stuff in cemeteries, but damn! This might have been the time to break that rule!

mindy - haaaaaaaaaaaaa! How about a commercial with a scrawny old weather beaten undertaker shedding a solitary tear?

Steve Hayes said...

I've put in my will that I want no plastic grass or any other kitsch sepulchral haberdashery.

SpookyRach said...

kitsch sepulchral haberdashery is my new favorite word(s). Too bad I don't cross stitch...

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

aaach... you shoulda been in boonieville when we had "the great poinsettia controversy" followed by "the great lily controversy"... cuz pastor you know artificial flowers last longer right? to which hotcup tactfully replied, "uhm we give teh poinsettias at christmas and the lillies at easter to celebrate the life Jesus gives us... so you see the irony if your offering is dead right?" *click click click* that was the pastor walking away while they rolled their eyes...

Presbyterian Gal said...

"Dear Lord, forgive the ignorant asshats who have defiled me with these vile pretenders of your glorious creations. And then please forgive me after I have hunted them down, turned their undershorts to plastic, and given them melvins. Amen"

annie said...

I think PG has channeled the angel!

Patti said...

Oh! Ouch! Glad you're home.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Annie,
Sometimes I speak in wings.

dust bunny said...

As a teacher of young children, I'm thinkin' ....."If I keep my eyes closed, nobody can see me OR these freakin' flowers."

Bunny Bunster said...

Such a beautiful Angel, such ugly flowers......(Steve Hayes wins hands (and wings!) down!!