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Cemeteries: Concordia and Emma, Missouri…

On my way home from Lexington this weekend I decided to visit and photograph some small cemeteries that I always see from the highway. These three cemeteries (Holy Cross Lutheran, Saint Paul’s Lutheran, and Saint John Cemetery) are actually very close to each other. Other than the sound of the traffic on the highway, they seem so very peaceful and sleepy with country surrounding them. They have so much character!

I also decided to experiment for the first time with photo manipulation. I used an app on my iPhone called Camera+ if you’re interested. I know some people aren’t into it but I had fun experimenting with it. I’m not sure if this will be a new thing or not. We’ll see. What do you think? 

 

Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery, Emma, Missouri

 

Saint Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Concordia, Missouri

 

Saint John Cemetery, outside of Concordia, Missouri

 

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Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO 

Forest Grove Cemetery, Lexington, MO

Old Catholic Cemetery, Lexington, MO

Machpelah Cemetery, Lexington, MO

Two Smoky Mountain Cemeteries, Tennessee

Just a Stroll through a Random Cemetery, Wentzville, MO

 

 

 


Forest Grove Cemetery, Lexington, Missouri…

I really enjoyed my time in this next cemetery. I would have stayed all day if it weren’t 100 degrees. My Great Grandmother lived near this one. It is across from what used to be the golf course on Golf Road in Lexington. I have to confess that growing up I heard spooky stories about this one. I remember as a teen being dared to just drive by the place in the dark… and considering this one really IS in the middle of nowhere, it truly would have been a bit spooky. Fortunately, it’s not so eerie in the daylight. The few times I actually visited this cemetery it seemed so forgotten. A few years ago I stopped by with my family and I was saddened to see signs of bonfires with beer cans and other garbage right next to headstones. 

I have to tell you that on this visit the place was looking great! It got me thinking of the people who give their time to take care of these older cemeteries. I’d love to find out who takes care of this one because they’ve done a good job. I felt nothing but beautiful energy here, and I could have easily posted 15 more interesting and beautiful photos, but that’s just too many for a blog. Also, I have to note that there were many graves of veterans from several wars in this cemetery. I thanked each one that I saw. I was also surprised to see so many current graves toward the back of the cemetery, and this made me smile. This beautiful place hasn’t been forgotten after all. 

I hope you enjoyed the photos from my cemetery tour. This is the last post from the three-part series. If you missed them, visit my Machpelah Cemetery and Old Catholic Cemetery posts. And for any of my other cemetery posts, scroll down and click on the “cemeteries” category to the right.

Peace!

Forest Grove Cemetery, Lexington, Missouri – Founded in 1890

I fell down the hill across the road after taking this photo. Can’t wait to hear it on the audio.

Anyone know what these are?

I just really loved this one for some reason.


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