Thursday, March 28, 2013


One of my sister-in-laws is a genealogist, and we have spent whole vacations looking for and wandering through cemeteries. I love reading the epitaphs and wondering about the bodies buried there. When I tell people about this habit, most will admit that they enjoy it, too.

Dolly Parton has said that she got some of her best songwriting ideas by wandering through cemeteries.

These pictures were from the lovely cemetery at Henderson Chapel Baptist Church in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. We found some Robertsons there.

It saddens me when I see tombstones where time and acid rain have made the names unreadable.

I'm pretty sure that when these beloved people were buried here, their families had no idea that one day they would be watched over by a giant gorilla.