Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Pond Springs Cemetery

This morning I birded an area of the neighborhood I don't get to very often. I started at Old Stage Park and ended up at Pond Springs Cemetery near the corner of Lake Creek Parkway and 620. The birding was slow -- I saw my first Mississippi Kite of the season but not much else of note. However, the cemetery was intriguing. I met a woman there named Shirley Barber who was meeting with a landscaper. Shirley has relatives buried there and recognizes the historical value of places like this, so she has an interest in seeing the cemetery properly maintained. The place is quite overgrown these days which is a shame since it's fascinating. This tombstone in particular caught my eye. I've never seen one like it. Shirley told me it's a common tombstone that the Woodmen of the World often provided to its members.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's a neat tombstone. Graveyards are interesting places. I need to check Pond Springs Cemetery out. I've never noticed it before.