I have visited many cemeteries doing genealogy research and have never really been disturbed spending time wandering around. The style and etchings of the stones usually indicates the era in which the stone was made, and I have always found looking at the dates fascinating. While I was in Waco, my street ended at the entrance to Oakwood Cemetery. It has a sprawling landscape and many important people in the Waco community have been laid to rest here, including the founder of McLennan county. I have driven around it a few times and always loved looking at the dates on these stones, especially the older ones, while imagining what the lives of these people were like. A few weeks before I moved back to Houston, I went in the late afternoon one last time and snapped this shot of the seemingly endless road through the cemetery, lined with the giant trees who have silently guided those here to their final repose.


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