I’ve been waiting to post this til all our kids got a chance to see Blythe’s headstone. We couldn’t be more happy with the way it turned out. It took forever to finally design it and a long time to wait for this custom statue to come but the wait was definitely worth it. I honestly think it’s the prettiest headstone I’ve ever seen. I’m so glad to finally have something permanent here to remember her. Merry Christmas little angel baby. We miss you everyday ❤️👼🏻🎄#angelbaby#headstone#angelmommy#bereavedmother#misshereveryday
As teens, we did alot of drinking and alot of ghost hunting. The best of course was drunken ghost hunting. A historic cemetary in Imperial was always the go-to spot to chase fear. Urban legend has it that this monument would glow at night. I for one never seen that but would like to read some good ghost stories if you got em. P.s. this place ain't so scary alone when you remember that you're a spirit aswell.
The Sonoran Desert is a strange and surreal place, that's probably why I feel so comfortable here. I'm starting back up on my work of documenting the Imperial Valley. This time, concentrating on the topography of neighborhoods, canal systems, rivers, agriculture, mt. signal and culture. Follow me #ErikSanchez | @erik___sanchez | as I explore and photograph the place that raised me. I'm interested in getting in depth with certain industries if anyone can chauffeur me to any ranches or farms or if any other photographers, models and friends want to tag along. Just making some art for fun
And the fence surrounds the cemetery for what reason?
There is no one who could ever escape to enforce a fence... Or maybe it's the simple reason that everyone is dying to get in!
“In memory of Mrs. Betsey McCray, wife of Mr. Calvin McCray, who died Sept 17th 1814 aged 45 years.
Farewel my children & my partner dear, If all on earth could keep me here, I would be be my love for you, ? Jesus calls my soul away, ? forbids A longer stay, my dearest friends Adieu.” — Ellington Center Cemetery
Sad tale, indeed, of these four Wilbur children who all died of diphtheria within the span of six days. This is the real tragedy of the building known as "Gore Orphanage," which was never really an orphanage.
soon after Horatio Smelser’s family arrived in Fallbrook, they redeemed the Fallbrook Masonic Lodge and started to look for land for a cemetery in 1916. Horatio’s sister and mother in law were the first to be buried in the Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery in 1917. The following year he and his wife succumbed to influenza and were buried there as well 🥀 #FallbrookMasonicCemetery#Headstone#Graveyard#Cemetery
My collection of headstones with ‘newspaper’ fonts. Note the presence of syntactically ambiguous quotation marks, which at the time probably seemed perfectly earnest, but today makes it seem like the inverse is true and that these departed souls aren’t “at rest” at all... #unneccesaryquotationmarks#tapophiles_only