Thursday, August 28, 2008

Friday Cemetery Blogging

Jackson and I were on our way back from Dallas when I took this photo. We had failed to make a turn and were up about 30 miles off course when we finally realized what we'd done. We made this discovery just as we came upon a small town cemetery. Of course we stopped.



As usual, we drove slowly through the graveyard before we actually stopped to take any pictures. When we came up on this stone, Jackson stopped the car and we just sat and stared, open-mouthed. Finally one of us said "That doesn't really say that...does it?"



It does.



The stone marks plots belonging to two families. They list both family names on both sides of the stone. Those with the top name are buried behind the stone. The bottom name are in front. I have some misgivings about posting this, because I don't want to offend anyone. But my better judgment seldom, if ever, prevails in these moments, so, here it is:






















Eventually.























Way on down the page.

































I'm watching the Obama speech. "Eight is enough! Eight is enough!" And what the hell was the deal with MSNBC reading half the damn speech before we got to hear Obama give it? That was just wrong. I really like Keith Olberman, but c'mon! He ain't Barak. Chris Matthews really gets on my nerves, but I love Rachel Maddow.














Oh wait, where was I?


















Here it is:


18 comments:

soul and culture said...

Ouch. Damn. That's all I've got.

Dijea said...

I got nothing, I'm not sure whether to laugh, cry or send the link out to everyone I know.

It did get a chuckle out of my husband though.

annie said...

Well then. There ya go, an unfortunate combination of names.

jonboy said...

Wow ... that must be a Republican cemetery.

... and you should know better thant to watch MSNBC, quite possibly the worst cable news network on TV. Every one of their "reporters" annoys the hades out of me ...

jonboy said...

... and you should probably expect a call from the ACLU or GLAD or whoever ...

SpookyRach said...

You are such a grouch, jonboy. Is there anyone, anywhere, who DOESN'T annoy the hell out of you? :)

(I put the smiley in just to annoy you! Haaaaa!)

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

oh my... i'm so naughty i laughed. not at well the intention there... but i thought perhaps Gay was the first name and Slaughter the last name... that would be an unfortunate way to go thru life wouldn't it?!

what would make 2 families share a headstone? weird.

Bad Alice said...

Oh.My. I'm trying to think of a third name so we could have law firm.

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

my my my....

I mean...what else CAN you say?

Bunny Bunster said...

wow!

P M Prescott said...

Ah reminds me of the old dining hall -- Slaughter hall, so appropriately named.

Crimson Rambler said...

you do find'em, I must say

lorna (see throughfaith) said...

what would make 2 families share a headstone? weird.

precisely

but I laughed at bad alice's law firm. :) gay slaughter bath would that work

zorra said...

I don't say this very often, but--OMG!!!
(and shame on jonboy for making me laugh)

Presbyterian Gal said...

MSNBC, the junior high school of news stations. *spits*

How about Gay, Slaughter and Howe for the law firm?

I missed Obama's speech, recited or given. Rats. But watched Biden. Loved him!

And you gotta love McCain's pick of a veep. Just says it all. Buh bye.

Purechristianithink said...

Dang,PG beat me to it. Have to think of another name . . .

Let's hope someone in the present generation of that clan will pop for two separate stones to replace that unfortunate one.

dust bunny said...
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dust bunny said...

I'm thinkin'....
Gay, Slaughter, Righteous
and Howe