No crisis….no emergency….just a bit about one of the ‘not so odd…ities’
in the South!
Here in the South….
Cemeteries are in the Church yard! Something that, at first, creeped me out!
I find it appropriate, thought-provoking and …bittersweet!
When I first moved to Kentucky, last December, I noticed that cemeteries reside in the Church yard.
It made me feel a bit uneasy….kind of like how I feel about burials, in general. I get pretty upset (who doesn’t) at a gravesite. Aside from the loss and the heartache, I also deal with the whole burial in the ground thing. I wrestle with that in my mind and in my heart. I can’t explain it very well and even writing about it…I feel that gut wrenching feeling of loss.
The location of a cemetery in most small towns out West…is the very edge…the very farthest edge….of town.
Growing up in a small town presented opportunity to have to find fun things to do. One of those ‘fun’ things was running around in the cemetery in the dark and getting scared half out of our wits while somebody told some obnoxious spooky story. I never quite knew why I went along because I really did get scared! I think that is part of the reason I have just never liked cemeteries!
It is definitely unique, for me, to see all of the cemeteries in the Church yards here. I told my husband that I didn’t like thinking about death when I went to Church! He always gave me a look…like….say what?
So over the past several months I have pondered this practice (of cemeteries in Church yards). I drive past a little Church with a cemetery on the grounds, quite often. It is just around the corner from our house. I have grown to love this scene…and love the meaning that it has for me now. What better reminder? We live our lives….in Jesus’ love. We should live our lives according to Our Father’s Will…and he does bring us home…to our peaceful rest…our Heavenly Home. How very sweet…to be resting near a place of worship. I quite like the idea of that now. At least…today I do!
This is the sign outside the little Church around the corner. Ironic if you ask me! Revival? I see a lot of head stones! Please….don’t be offended…it’s funny!
What do you see…on the streets where you live?
So…now for that
‘to die for’ dessert….and they are so Southern and so yummy!
Pecan Pie Bars
Here is a link to a printable recipe…
These are gooey, nutty and delicious. I hope you’ll give them a try…or maybe be inspired to make a batch of your own favorite cookie bars.
By the way…
a note about the last post and Mock Tapioca Pudding. Out of One Hundred Seventeen views,
6 ‘likes’! Six?
Wow….I had no idea there were that few of us who like Cream of Wheat! But the proof, as always, is in the pudding. Ya’ll really should try it! But if pudding isn’t your thing….give these Pecan Pie Bars a try…they’re great!
Until we meet again….
Happy trails….on the street where you live!