It has been awhile since I last posted any cemetery pictures. I've not lost interest, but the momentum waned a bit. Maybe because the Taphophile Tragics group fell by the wayside. It was fun to have a large group of people with a like minded interest visiting and sharing and commenting. Some of those posts took hours to put together, and it was a little deflating towards the end to think that maybe no-one else cared. (I freely admit that many posts are done for others to enjoy and I like the feedback. Some people post purely out of their own pleasure, not me.) But, I also see from the stats that many people look up specific grave posts for whatever reason, and that makes me happy.
Next month I have a holiday planned. It will start off like this:
work the night before I leave, head to airport in the early afternoon (11/4 hrs), arrive on the other side of the ocean at 8am, pick up luggage, go through customs, drive to cousin's house (11/4 hrs), go back to Glasgow (1/2hr) to the Necropolis for a 2pm walking tour, back to cousin's in time to watch the new Dr Who (my cousin's husband actually knows Peter Capaldi!), sleep, then off to a family reunion about noonish. I'm not sure which I will enjoy more, or how much of anything from the first weekend I'll be able to take in, but I am looking forward to seeing another cemetery in a different country. I promise to share some of what I learn.
In the meantime, here is a stone I found at the Trinity Church on the Hamilton Mountain back in April. Late April - remember how we had no leaves then?!
This one for the Ralston - Smith Family. I'm not sure how the name changed from the Ralstons to the Smiths, or of the relationship between all these people, but after the first name, Peter Ralston (1854-1924) and his wife Alma Ralston (1856-1939), all the others listed are under SMITH. I have a feeling this was a close family. I thought, at first, that Garfield Smith was still alive at 100, but when I enlarged the photo I noticed a very faint Apr 1988. On the other side is listed Garfield and Frances' son and daughter-in-law.
What I really liked, was the addition of the plot plan on the stone.