Statuary, Augusta Memorial Park, Waynesboro, Virginia, April 9, 2013

Augusta Memorial Park, Waynesboro, Virginia, April 9, 2013

I got my introduction to large cemetery statuary on a visit to a film studio in North Carolina located across from a Baptist graveyard on a two-lane, no-line country road.  On one side of that lane, Jesus and grave sites and flowers as far as the eye could see (so I recall) and on the other, a low building fronted by a slim walkway decorated with nude ebony statues.

When I find those old slides, I’ll scan a few of them.

In the meantime, in what seems like both a rare and odd departure from my apartment, Dean had the jones for visiting an ancestor’s grave site.  Fortunately, the precise location was unknown and the Augusta County, Virginia cemetery quite large — fourteen gardens, none, that I could tell, arranged by generation or year: the bronze plate for which we were searching could have been close by the front gate (where the above picture was taken) or far toward the back and just about anywhere between.

We know we must have walked by it — we just didn’t know where we were at the time.

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Statuary, Augusta Memorial Park, Waynesboro, Virginia, April 9,

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Statuary, Augusta Memorial Park, Waynesboro, Virginia, April 9,

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Statuary, Augusta Memorial Park, Waynesboro, Virginia, April 9,

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Statuary, Augusta Memorial Park, Waynesboro, Virginia, April 9,

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Statuary, Augusta Memorial Park, Waynesboro, Virginia, April 9,

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Statuary, Augusta Memorial Park, Waynesboro, Virginia, April 9,

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Statuary, Augusta Memorial Park, Waynesboro, Virginia, April 9,

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Statuary, Augusta Memorial Park, Waynesboro, Virginia, April 9,

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Statuary, Augusta Memorial Park, Waynesboro, Virginia, April 9,

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Statuary, Augusta Memorial Park, Waynesboro, Virginia, April 9,

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One Response to Statuary, Augusta Memorial Park, Waynesboro, Virginia, April 9, 2013

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