Sunday, October 23, 2011

At last.....

First, be prepared for a strange sort of post....and no it isn't a Halloween one.
For a while now, I have been wanting to figure out where I want to be laid to rest...when I die. I have considered two or three options other than this. And both of them are still possibilities. But I went out to the strip pits this evening, and was leaving them by this one road I have only been on one time...and that was coming home from the opposite direction I was going tonight.

So tonight, nothing at all was moving out at the area, so I thought I would head over into Illinois to see what I could see. I had not more than started down the road and there was a sign for the Shirley Cemetery. It almost looked like a long private drive, but down it I went and found this little cemetery.

I have been telling Roger for a year now, at least, that out there at the strip pits is the only place I really want my bones to lay. His cousin has property out there, that actually has a little cemetery on it...but they are old and just maybe a dozen or so graves there. I did not want to ask him for such a big favor.
These are some views...you just feel like you are away from everything.
It was not deep woods by any means, but it was pleasant.
This big old maple tree was out near the entrance of the actual cemetery...not at the beginning of the lane. I wish i had taken a shot looking down that lane...you would see why it looks so inviting.
And there was this little chipmunk chirping because I was there.....

I do not know who to get in touch with to find out who runs it, but I really want to find out if there are burial plots left! It would be a weight off my mind to have that settled.

Now some might think I am nuts to be worrying about this now, but it would be so nice to have it settled. It sounds crazy, but I am just thrilled to have found this place.

10 comments:

Ellie said...

It does look like a lovely peaceful place.

Gill - That British Woman said...

it is not a strange post at all. I want to be buried in a quiet place in the shade (I would hate to get sunburnt) and in a place that does not allow those plastic solar lights that you see in people's garden.......and you thought you were strange...LOL

Gill in Canada

Sandra said...

it is beautiful and especially the little chippy chirp visitor. not strange, everyone has there desire and yours is a good one.

don said...

A fine series in and around this cemetery. I like the fall look and the peaceful mood these shots create. Very well done photographically.

Judy said...

It looks like a beautiful fall day. I like the chipmunk photo.

Debbie said...

chipmunk cuteness!! nice set of pictures!!

Montanagirl said...

It's beautiful there, and it's nice to have a say in where you want to be laid to rest.

Clara....in TN said...

I think you are wise to pick out your spot. I already have mine. I bought our plots two weeks before Bill died. He never ever knew I bought them. But it is a lovely place. It is quiet and peaceful and you can see the mountains. I'm glad I know where I'm going to be laid to rest.

Mary said...

I think you have chosen a lovely spot...hope they have room for you there. I think I will just be creamated and my ashes can be scattered in one of my favorite places.

Caron said...

It's a lovely, lovely space and I know you will be happy there. It isn't strange at all. It will be a comfort to your loved ones to have the decision made. Trust me, I know from experience. And knowing you wanted to be there and picked it out yourself will be meaningful to them.

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