Touring a Historic Cemetery

Friday, August 15, 2014

Today I'm sharing beautifully engraved stone elements from a historical cemetery in my hometown. I'm always drawn to old cemeteries and find them to be peaceful. They reveal so much about the people who settled and lived in a particular area and I enjoy reading the old markers and seeing the beauty of the memorials created in honor of someone's loved one. 

I'm always impressed at the craftsmanship and skill that it took to create the headstones. They stand as a reminder to each of us that our lives on Earth will not continue forever, but they do continue. Death is not an ending, but the beginning of forever and we get to choose where we spend eternity. 

I hope you enjoy this quick tour of Leesburg Cemetery in Leesburg, TX, established in 1870.
Such beautiful detail brought to life by a dusting of green moss...what a great patina.

Here's a Heart Rock for your Pocket:
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

Wishing you God's best,

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  1. I found this quite interesting. We live in Texas, and on a county road with an old cemetery at the end of it. Also historical.
    My momma never would visit a cemetery to commemorate our loved ones-- she said 'they are not there.' However, she'd visit them to learn the history of the area, and sometimes to find ancestors-- but it was just research mainly. For that reason, I like to visit the old cemeteries around the region. I love seeing the stones and markers.
    The one down our road has a beautiful view-- it is the highest point in Kaufman County over looking a valley-- not too shabby for flat prairie land.
    We also have a grand-baby buried there. A resting place for her body-- though, she is with the LORD. :)
    your photos are lovely.

  2. Patricia, thanks for sharing. I enjoyed hearing about your family.


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