Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tay 003


Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma, San Diego.  My granddaughter at the grave of my wife's dad. She's not as upset as she looks.  We were kind of upset though! This is a National Cemetery and as you can see to the left there were weeds growing everywhere. If you are ever in the San Diego area, a trip to Point Loma (not for the cemetery) is well worth the time.  It juts well out into the Pacific Ocean and offers a great view of downtown San Diego.

24 comments:

Bossy Betty said...

Love this in black and white.

Nat said...

It's annoying when important places like that get neglected!
Nice photo.

Joe Cap said...

wow, been about 35 years since I have been to 'Dago'.
Maybe someday I will find my way back...

Megan said...

I hate when the care of a cemetery falls through the cracks. My parents lost two children as babies, and they are in constant fights with the cemetery because where the graves are small and in the same plot, the mower won't fit between the headstones. Hence, tall grass and weeds grow over all the time. I've seen my mother cry over this many times.

Blue Wave 707 said...

Good capture!

Shrinky said...

That's a terrific shot you've captured of your pretty grandaughter, it's quirky and sweet. So sad the graves there are left that forlorn and untended, although it's upsetting for the living, I am sure your father-in-law lives fondly on in the hearts of those who loved him, that's what really counts.

Pat Tillett said...

BB - Same with me!

Nat - I totally agree and this is federal cemetery.

Joe - "Dag!" Haven't heard that in while. I can't imagine a better geographical spot for a city.

Megan - I agree! That's a sad story...

BlueWave - Thanks!

Shrinky - Thanks my friend! I'd never seen it that way before. this place is in one of the most beautiful spots you can imagine. The ocean on 3 sides and old trees. I hope they've cleaned it up since then.

Marlene said...

Sad when a cemetery is neglected like that. Great photo.

Copyboy said...

Yeah, that is truly the sad part when the departed are neglected. Amazing picture.

Alice in Wonderland said...

Our cemeteries are always well cared for, even in our 9th century Church.
I may be a bit weird, but I do love these old cemeteries! It is the families who keep the graves nice and tidy if they are a Family plot. The caretakers try to dissuade you from planting flowers or trees, but they will gladly keep the rest tidy for you.

buymebarbies said...

I agree with the "it's a shame when cemetaries get neglected." type of comments, BUUUUT, just to clear the air on one subject......my father doesn't have too many people that thought fondly of him. I was not close to him at all, but did fly back to Missouri, cleared his belongings, had him cremated and flew his remains to a beautiful cemetary, that was close to me, so I could feel a closeness to him that I never felt. I think I need to start blogging.......

The Retired One said...

yes, she does appear to be upset and in black and white, it immediately communicates "loss".

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful granddaughter, Pat... Sorry about the lack of care in the cemetery... GOSH!!!
Betsy

Chuck said...

Another nice shot. I know what you mean about cemetary disrepair...you almost need to carry your own clippers and weed killer with you when you go.

Pat Tillett said...

Marlene - Thanks! It looks better now.

Jesse - thank you sir!

Alice - they usually are maintained here also. I'm happy to report that the last time we went to this grave, the area was in much better shape.

BMB - Just to expand on what she said; to those of you who have read my posts about Kazuko Igekami. This is the grave of BMB's father. He is the one Kazuko married and followed to America. I wasn't going to address the character of the man in this post, but why not? What she said is true.
Much more on him to come once I start posting...

Joan - As I said she wasn't "that" upset, but she is quite good at emoting.

Betsy - thanks! She is a cutie!

Chuck - yep, those things and a camera!

DrSoosie said...

This is such a shame that a Federal cemetery like this is neglected. I think one of the most beautiful cemeteries i have ever seen was the American cemetery in France. It was stunning and so well kept. It is one are our federal tax dollars should be spent.

Erika said...

Your granddaughter is adorable, what a great capture and well written post.

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

Great pic - her expression, her hands, the tombstones..
xoRobyn

altadenahiker said...

I'm a great fan of graveyards. Your photo is very touching.

Jimmy said...

Nice Shot Pat,

I have a fascination with cemeteries, especially the old ones and when you see the weeds growing or stones that have been damaged it does bring you down to think of the loved ones buried there and the lack of care being shown.

Excellent picture my Friend I do like this one very much.

Ally said...

Why doesn't anyone maintain the grave sites? Tay is so cute. Great photos of her.

Ashley King said...

there is an AMAZING cemetary in ohio where Sharon's parents are buried.... you would DEFINITELY want to bring your camera there.... love that picture of T.... oh sweet T....

Ann Best said...

I lived in San Diego the summer of 1960, when I was 20. I felt in love with the place. I've been back since, in the last decade. I still love it. There are definitely a lot of camera scenes. YOU capture them so beautifully.
Ann

Anthony J Langford said...

That's in pretty good nick.. I've seen much worse..

But good shot Pat..