Welcome to our Friday Shoot Out. I'm not even sure what I want to say this morning. I'm not even sure that I know what to say but what I really NEED to say is at the bottom of this post. I've been very sick and yesterday we found out that our dear friend Barry from An Explorer's View Of Life is sick as well. Barry picked our subject this week for the shoot-out and he picked cemetaries. I'm not sure what our subject will be next week. I don't even know if I'm going to do this project next week..............
We have several very old historic cemetaries in Newnan. Many, many husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, dear children, young and aged, soldiers of every war that this country has even been involved in, immigrants and natives have had their earthly body laid to rest in these beautiful cemetaries. As I walked through taking these snapshots, I wondered about each one of these folks. What kind of people they were, what kind of life they had and wondered if they were happy. I saw the beautiful flowers and little trees that were planted or placed as tributes to loved ones.
One that was so faded by time and weather that I could barely make out said: "Ever this day be at my side to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen".
I hope that you will enjoy these pictures and much as I enjoyed taking them....
The only other thing that I feel compelled to say today is this:
If you feel that there is something out of the ordinary going on with your body, please seek the guidance of a physician immediately. I have been the world's worst about this in the past and now I'm paying for it. And please, stop worshipping the sun!! Please stop abusing your body because that's what I did. I thought that I didn't need sunscreen because nothing would happen to me. That is also what some of my younger family members think. Now? I have Melanoma that went down into one of my glands. Thank God it has been removed but I now have to take 6 weeks of Chemotherapy and wouldn't wish that on anyone and they still won't listen. Trust me......that pretty tan isn't worth looking "cute" for and it's certainly not worth dying for.......
******"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late".******
~~~~Ralph Waldo Emerson