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Cemetery Music

I visit cemeteries a lot; you might think that after all this time, they’d start to look the same or run together. Sometimes I think that’s about to happen, but then I see something like this, a metal marker in the shape of a guitar. And a sad story, too, since the young man who dreamed of a career as a professional actor as a professional actor passed away when he was only 20 years old.

Two other things – there was a cluster of tiny guitars in the hard ground behind the marker, and wasps were living inside the metal guitar.

Red Mud Cemetery
near Spur, Texas
photographed 6.10.2020

Outhouse

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This remote country cemetery was a few miles down a dirt road; in addition to the things you expect to see at a cemetery (graves, for example), this one had a picnic arbor, so you could have a nice lunch after the burying was done.

And, it had a couple of outhouses, too. This is the larger of the two – it was what we call around here a “three holer.” You can probably figure out what that means…

Red Mud Cemetery
near Spur, Texas
photographed 3.14.2015

Red. Mud. Dust.

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I can vouch for red, and cemetery, and dust. I did not see any mud.

Red Mud Cemetery
Dickens County, Texas
photographed 3.15.2015

Outhouse

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At the Red Mud Cemetery, there’s a covered pavilion with benches and tables. And, further up the hill, a pair of outhouses. Without getting into much detail, I’ll just say that this one was a three-holer.

Red Mud Cemetery
Dickens County, Texas
photographed 3.14.2015

The Hinsons are cowboys

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The Hinsons have a large family plot; many of the headstones are engraved with images of people on horseback. And several graves are decorated with lariats that won’t be needed any more.

Red Mud Cemetery
Dickens County, Texas
photographed 3.14.2015

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