Okay, so yesterday, I was going to meet up with insidious
at her work, but I ended up not having enough bus money. My plan to get cash from my debit card failed when all the areas around my work had a policy of not withdrawing less than $20 (I had $6 in my account -_-). So, I walked. 7 miles, in roughly 2 and a half hours, but it was 3 because I made a stop along the way. I actually rested at a recreation center, but when I got to 121, I found a pleasant and nostalgic surprise.Texas' historical Garvin Memorial Cemetery
See, a few years ago, back when I was still best friends with togabitoion
, she made frequent trips to locate historical markers. I sometimes accompanied her, maybe not as much as I could have. This was one of the locations we went to. It's strangely tucked in between two neighborhoods, on a narrow strip of land between trees and covered in weeds that no one has built houses on because of the graves.
Most of the headstones are destroyed. It's hard to find. You wouldn't see it unless you were looking for it, or driving in the direction that the road sign points briefly down the path to say there is a historical marker there. It's kind of sad that no one really keeps up with those things these days, because it shows. Fortunately, there seems to be video surveillance, or at least a sign proclaims so. But the land is for sale, leaving me wondering what will happen to it in the future. There was a domain I found on google for a website about the graveyard, and when I clicked on it, the webpage had expired.
But anyway, I took some pictures. I took many. First of the entire area, then the historical marker, and then I walked around and found a few unique headstones that I wanted to get a picture of to show my dad, just because he loves Texas history, and there were Confederate soldiers buried there. Maybe I was just nostalgic for what I didn't realize I'd miss until it was gone. I kind of liked those road trips to old places to learn about the past with her, but I never really made the time.
I was going to upload them today, but half of them weren't on my phone when I opened the folder. I don't know if that was me being careless, but I remember it saving it to the little corner of the screen when I took them. I had half a battery, too. I'm not one to put something past it being something a little bit supernatural, but I just don't know what happened. I guess I'll just chalk it up to Garvin being camera shy.( But here you go )
Oh, and by the time I made it to that side of town, insidious
got out early and picked me up 20 minutes from my destination. Lol. But it was a nice workout. I realized I can walk about a mile in roughly 30 minutes if I apply myself.