Monday, May 28, 2012

Key West, Photos To Die For!

Key West Cemetery 




Key West Cemetery
It would be amiss if I didn't mention our visit to the, Key West Cemetery. We meandered through on our last day in Key West and were not disappointed. The cemetery was established in 1847 in the center of Old Town Key West, at it's highest point. Reminiscent of the cemeteries we visited in New Orleans, however, not quite as elaborate. Most of the graves are above ground and many are so old that they are crumbling. 
It was extremely warm and not much shade to be found. We know there are some interesting gravestones here, however, the heat prevented us from staying to long! Some inscriptions that we missed are:
B.P. Roberts - (1929 -1979), thought to have been a hypochondriac,  "I told you I was sick."
Gloria M. Russel - (1926 - 2000), "I'm just resting my eyes."
A widow's tongue-in-cheek inscription, "At least I know where he's sleeping tonight."
The tomb of E. Lariz - (1923 - 1986), reads, "Devoted Fan of singer Julio Iglesias."
One inscription I did capture is:
A Bahamian veteran of the War of 1812, Thomas Romer's final resting place on Fourth Avenue reads, "A good citizen for 65 of his 108 years." ~google search~
Good bye Key West until we meet again! I just know that we will return! 

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7 comments:

Mary said...

Choice readings from the grave markers. Ha. I think we miss out not stopping to read a while. Ha aahaa

Pammie Jane said...

HOW ENLIGHTENING----
EVEN IN DEATH THERE IS SOME HUMOR TO BE FOUND :-S
THANK YOU ROSEMARY FOR SHARING KEY WEST WITH US--
YOU HAVE A GENEROUS HEART-
PAM S

hootnonny said...

I love cemeteries, so I've enjoyed this tour of Key West Cemetery! Too bad about mother and daughter.

Betty Roan said...

Very interesting cemetery. Sad about the mother and daughter.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Your post title had me intrigued, I must confess. What lovely shots. I spent part of my afternoon yesterday in the cemetery also. Those tombstones do sometimes tell a story. Wonderful shots!

Jennifer said...

Hi Rosemary, I had no idea people got so humorous when inscribing gravestones! Surely there is also some underlying bitterness in the wife who wrote, "At least I know where he's sleeping tonight." I like the last one, "A good citizen for 65 of his 108 years." There is an interesting life behind that one!

Deb Crecelius said...

Great job.
Cemeteries are so interesting.

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