SeaStar So many of the graves we saw yesterday had plastic flowers, and there’s a children’s section which was covered in toys, but all were fading and cracking from exposure, which feels very sad.
I agree. I feel sad when I see those things too. It feels forgotten. Lonely etc.
SeaStar I’m always a bit reluctant because I don’t know how appropriate it is for us as random people to go wandering through the cemetery, especially with kids who ca get a bit noisy. (Curious what everyone’s thoughts are about this!)
I agree with squeekums, I think cemeteries are for everyone too. As long as people are respectful, not climbing all over graves, damaging them or whatnot.
Jane-Jetson Yes, they’re fascinating, especially older ones, as I’m rather into history. I always find myself wondering what their stories were. It’s always sad when you come across a whole family wiped out by something like measles though.
Those colourful rocks are lovely. Reminds me of the classic Women’s Weekly Kit Kat Smartie corral cake that even I can make. Perhaps that was her speciality?
(Nice Young Ones reference in the thread title, by the way!)
Same here, I love history and also wonder about their lives and stories. One of my favourite childhood movies is called ‘The Bluebird’ with Shirley Temple. There is a scene where her and her little brother visit a cemetery and come across their grandparent’s graves. The scene changes from cemetery to the front garden of the grandparent’s house. The grandparents greet the kids with such happiness and gratitide. ‘When you think of us, we come to life’.
While we are reading the headstones, looking at the photographs on some, we are thinking of those people. The people in the graves with the faded soft toys and faded, weathered plastic flowers are being remembered for a few moments.
Now that you mention the WW cake book, I can see it!
I was hoping someone would get the reference. 😆