Sunday morning, after attending an early church service, I decided to take a quick trip to Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery to see if the Memorial Day flags had already been placed. The "quick" trip turned into a 45-minute journey through the cemetery grounds and down a small road along the back of the post … Continue reading Memorial Day 2022
The Texas Historical Commission's blog has featured a short article on cemeteries titled Cemetery Queries. The article gives a brief description of how small cemeteries formed and what can happen after they are abandoned or are no longer in the ownership of the original land owner. Cemeteries don't qualify for maintenance funding, but they can qualify for restoration … Continue reading Who owns the cemetery?
"It is not that I belong to the past, but the past that belongs to me." ~Mary Antin Summer visits to see Grandparents always included trips to cemeteries where family members were buried. This ritual may seem strange to some, but for us it is perfectly normal. As Southerners we are firmly rooted in the … Continue reading Going back