10/12/17

at Okato cemetery

This is one of the stops on our latest drive around Taranaki.  I find the
diversity of headstones interesting.










9 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
that top one appears to be home made, and all the more charming for it! I do like to look around old cemetaries; one can feel the history and the stories. YAM xx

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I can't resist a stroll around the gravestones, though the one in the village where I grew up has far too many names of people that I used to know.

rupam sarma said...

Prayers _()_

Tom said...

...Betty, how I love this cemetery! The graves covered with stone or concrete look like those in Hawaii. There are so many interesting styles here, I wish that was there!

A Quiet Corner said...

Not far from our home, a similar cemetery exists. I love places that "show their age."...:)JP

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

It's interesting seeing old cemeteries. There is so much history behind them.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

What a beautiful old cemetery! I'm a genealogist and I have spent a lot of time walking through cemeteries. Sometimes you find the most interesting stories written on these stones. The babies always get to me as I wonder what happened to them. My great grandmother had 16 children, and some died really young, one actualla few days after she gave birth to another.. What a tragic sad life our ancesters sometimes lived.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The diversity is charming.... especially loved the handmade by loved ones (the first picture I think) and the one that adds the line'loved by his 20 grandchildren' after listing his wife and children... that is sweet.

Maggid said...

Such a Splendid Collection of Lives Remembered.