Another very busy fun week. Only bummer thing is Bob came down with a cold that kept him down for a couple days. We are glad it is a cold and not the flu. We are finding that are weekdays and weekends may be opposite to how we used to live. We are very busy goofing off during the week and don’t have much on weekends so that seems to be when we do computer work, pay bills, clean house, etc.
On Monday I went on an OLLIE walking tour of Springwood Cemetery. It is on the national register of historic places in SC. Our tour was led by Russell Stall, executive director of Greenville Forward. This is an organization I have been very impressed with. They have helped accomplish great things to make Greenville a remarkable city.
Greenville Forward’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for greater Greenville by engaging citizens in continually updating, promoting, and facilitating a community vision for 2025 and beyond.
The earliest grave is 1812. The cemetery is still in use today. All the plots are taken but not all are used. The cemetery originally was in the wide open spaces but now is in downtown Greenville.
One section of the cemetery has markers for unknown Civil War soldiers. The photo below shows a part of this area. The black markers have CSA (Confederate Soldier of America), the flag or the dates 1881-1865. The last photo also shows more of this area.
This is the style of the oldest graves – above ground and made with bricks. Many are also surrounded by waist high wrought iron fences. Many of the fences have been vandalized. Their original purpose was to keep animals out.
Here is a view of part of the cemetery.
Later posts this week will be of the garden trip to the Asheville NC Arboretum featuring a garden quilt and bonsai and a guided nature hiking trip Bob and I took on Paris Mountain, only a few miles from our house.