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On a walk in the park, I happen to notice this...do you see what I see? A serpent in a tree? Probably not...but I did, so I had to click away.
A Gnarly Mesquite Tree along the pathway
Upon closer look, I happen to notice TWO FANGS at the end of the snout! Along with the two eyes watching me---
END OF MACRO MONDAY
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As I stated in Sunday's Summary, I planned on completing the posting of the rest of the photos from the "haunted" cemetery here in town. I have nine other pictures to share. Before I get to the photo posting, I have a bit of my thoughts regarding the 'burial' of the mine cave-in that took place over two months ago, in Chile. And how the miners survived the ordeal. The media is likening this trauma to it being like 'living on the space station'---small surroundings, cooped up for months, and little air space. Well, I think not!! Not even close. The space station has windows to look out, sun -night and day...different 'surroundings' through the windows, etc. I just can't think how in god's green world this is even 'remotely' close. They, the ones in the station, have a bit of serenity... of knowing they are not [at least highly unlikely barring a catastrophe] doomed. I couldn't help but think while the miners were trapped that just one speck of earth could begin to fall....burying them for an eternity. THEN!!! The most profound thought, that kept returning to me, the one most deeply imprinted in my mind I have had with this ordeal...why on earth, with American corporations so prosperous through history, and humane through everyone's eyes with the help of labor laws and labor unions --why do 'we' not build a secure room in OUR mines/for our miners for such mishaps? A place the miners can go to survive and wait out the time for rescue? Is it all because of the almighty dollar? Is it because the owners of the mines have no feelings for the hard workers that in turn make the huge profits for them? Why, oh why? Our country, it seems so these days, is built on greed, with absolutely no indulgent and unselfish efforts to save the 'little people'.
Okay, I got that off my chest...it's been bugging me since day one of this ordeal!! Now for the rest of the story on the cemetery---
From reading online, the history of this particular cemetery, once known as Mt. Calvary---
"Located at Up River Road and Palm Drive just off Leopard in Corpus Christi. Mrs. Katherine Bray, who is buried in section K, donated to the Catholic Church 10 acres of land which she had purchased from H.L. Kinney in 1851 for the price of one dollar. In 1866 she deeded two acres to Rev. John Gonnard and the Catholic Church, then in 1869 she sold the remainder of the property to Right Reverend C.M. Dubose, Bishop of Texas.(Deed Book I, pages 289-290) The oldest part of the cemetery was known as Mt. Calvary. It is now included in, or known as, the Old Holy Cross Cemetery. Some older cemetery maps show that it was closed by law at one time due to a yellow fever epidemic. Many of the tombstones bear record of tragedies in the local history such as diseases, the Civil War, and the hurricane of 1919, and reflect birthplaces of England, Ireland, and Mexico. The names of approximately 6450 people buried in this cemetery were determined. The earliest birth date found on a tombstone was 1797, and the earliest death date was 1855."