Monday, December 28, 2009

Graveyard Wanderings in Texas finds Virginia Pennington

I love to wander graveyards, quiet and beautiful.

Today I am featuring

Virginia wife of B E Pennington

born June 24 1864

died April 18 1892

Here tombstone is beautiful and can be found in the Wallis Cemetery

just outside of Wallis, Texas

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Christmas Verse For You

Christmas is creeping up on us. Time to spend time with our love ones and think of our family far away or who have past on. Many Christmas's have past for me. 61 one to be exact. Lots of wonderful memories and some not so great.
Times are good today. Money is tight, but we have our health ( cancer free 5 years ) ( sober 2 years 10 months and 20 days thank you Jesus) Hubby is well, children are doing pretty good. As in many cases money is tight for them too, but we have it so much better than a lot of folks around us. We are warm, have a place to sleep and food to feed our bellies. I want to take this time to be thankful for all I have and to pray for those still suffering with no place to sleep, hungry, out of work and what ever disease they are suffering from.
I want to thank all of you who visit me at my different blogs. You may not comment often but I do sense you there and hope that I give you some joy or a just a smile.
God bless you and have a wonderful Christmas and lets pray for peace and a prosperous year for all of us.
Today's vintage post card is a Christmas Verse .
Here's a Christmas Message packed with cordial good cheer
To friends, one and all, far and near, Of Peace on earth, good will I send
A loving message to you , dear friend

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday Caroline Benner of Wallis Texas

In this quiet little cemetery in Wallis Texas we find the Caroline Benner 1843 1927

This is a beautiful simple gravestone in this little country cemetery. I love the monogram and looks like maybe wheat next to it.
Rest in Peace Caroline.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday Remembering Karoline Kramer of Wallis Texas

For Tombstone Tuesday we are back at Wallis Cemetery in Wallis Texas. Small little cemetery in the middle of nothing but land and cows. It is so quiet and peaceful.

Today we are featuring and remembering

Karoline Kramer

Oct 15 1849

April 16 1916

This old gravestone is worn and the top part has cracked.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Remembering J D Witte in Wallis Texas died 1899

While walking through the Wallis Cemetery looking for graves for a request at I came across a gravestone laying on the ground.

At the top of the grave is a gate door open
Resting here is
J D Witte
March 26 1861
August 13 1899

this grave stone has broken off its pedastal and is just laying on the ground. With nothing by initials hard to identify who this person was.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Graveyard Rabbits Wanderings in Texas

I had a request to take pictures in a small cemetery in Wallis Texas. Promising hubby lunch after off, we drive to Wallis. This would only be about 26 miles away. Wallis is out in the country, nothing but land and cows and of course road construction. Finally before I knew it we came to a road called Cemetery Road. Over the rail road tracks, pass some yards with trailers and old tires and we soon come to a small country cemetery among the trees.

I had a request to find 17 graves, some were thought to maybe be in what would of been called the black section of the cemetery. Sadly I found none of these names. It is a small cemetery and after walking among the gravestones 4 times I knew they are not there. I contacted the requester and suggested searching for another cemetery in the area.

I was able to find the others.

They were at the back of the cemetery and all together. So with camera in hand I was able to full fill someone's wish. Even finding family they did not have names for.

So tonight we are remembering the Parr family. All buried near each other in this quiet country cemetery in Wallis Texas. And hoping some day to find the graves of another family and making more wishes coming true.