Sunday, April 1, 2012

Homeschooling through history hands-on...

These were historic markers at a historical society maintained cemetary. We came upon these and stopped to look and examine. Learning on the go!

Later, while just riding through a neighboring town, we found a Confederate cemetary (well, mostly Confederate)...and, we stopped to look and read markers and statues.


This was a tree stump grave marker. It was a more recent one...within the last century, anyway. The tree stump was because the person was a member of Woodmen of the World.

The second picture was the stump grave up closer. It was kind of wierd, but kind of unique. :)

This was of a small building down the hill, but in another section of the cemetary. Upon closer inspection, I think it may have been a crematorium of some sort, but I am not sure. Anyone know what this is?

I did try and peek in the hole, but I had no light source. It was a crack in the door of the curved building of the previous picture.

This was a natural effects shot. I did nothing to enhance this. I love how the light rainbows a glow around this. The entire cemetary had a peacefulness about it. But, seriously...I love this shot.

In the middle of the cemetary, near the front, was a statue. We found it to be neat, because the statue was made of strong metal and it seemed as though a huge force wind had caused it to be pushed forward on the weight of itself. The statue itself was quite neat, but it was educating in itself to show my son the effects of where the statue had pushed forward on itself and it still was able to compensate somewhat, by bending and yielding to some of the weight and carrying the burden of the weight in other ways.
This is the entire statue.

If you look at the bottom of the statue in the picture below, you will be able to see some of the buckling on the top sub-base that has the names of the militia on it. You can tell how the sides are higher than the middle. The sides are kind of bubbled up a bit.

The following photographs show how the statue base buckled and bulged in some places to offset the weight of the figure on the statue top shifting forward at some point in time. The last photos show where repairs have been done to the cement base where it has cracked with the damage or over time.

Of course, this last photograph shows the beauty of a true Carolinian (and, a true Christian) the middle of death, is honor, in the form of one of the images of Confederacy Salvation...the Palmetto Tree...bent, but still alive and reaching Heavenward...showing that no matter what, we may bend, but we will not be broken.

1Co10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

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