Archive

Archive for June 15, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Almost Disappeared!

While we were mooching around at St. Peter’s churchyard, Mithian, Cornwall at the end of May, we took various photos of graves and I thought this one was particularly striking as it was virtually disappearing in the very overgrown plantlife there!

original photograph taken by me - copyright 2010

This grave is not for one of my partner Paul’s ancestors, but I transcribe it here for posterity as the Graveyard Rabbit for this churchyard.

It possibly states at the top: Sacred to the Memory of

SAMUEL JEWELL

died Nov. 18th. 1888

Aged 80 years

____________

also of MARY ANN

wife of the above

died Oct. 6th. 1889

aged 59 years

___________

(more here but unreadable)

I think it looks kind of nice with the ivy growing over the headstone, but somehow think that with the long grass and other overgrowing plantlife, it won’t be too long before it is completely covered!  I will keep an eye on it and rescue it from being covered if it becomes necessary!!