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Camera Clicks – Oak Hill Cemetery, Rome GA

I have been visiting this town since I was a young teenager. I had always heard stories about the most famous cemetery in town (more on that in another post), but it wasn’t until just before this trip did I hear about Oak Hill Cemetery.

The Rome visitors center has this to say “Oak Hill Cemetery, also known as the West Seventh Avenue Cemetery, was designated as Rome’s first cemetery in 1837. Many of the town’s prominent citizens were buried here through the year 1857, when Myrtle Hill Cemetery was opened some blocks away just south of Downtown Rome.”

Of course I took many pictures here but I want to tell you about a picture I couldn’t take….

As I was walking around taking pictures, I was completely oblivious to my surroundings. So much so, I had wandered away from my little group when I felt a tap on my shoulder. My first thought was my family had caught up with me. But as I turned around, No One was there…I look around…yup, my group was right where I’d left them…huh…

So I turn to head off again, and again, I feel a tap on my shoulder…I hesitantly turn again…Still no one there…but this time I take notice of the headstone I was standing in front of…A Ms. Rosa Helm.

For whatever reason, my first reaction was to say “Hello” and to apologise for interrupting her slumber. I began to just chat away like I was speaking to a corporeal person. It is a wonderfully peaceful place. I did try to take several pictures of Ms. Rosa Helms headstone but I couldn’t get a clear picture. When I say I couldn’t get a clear picture, I don’t mean that it was just a bit blurry. I mean it was completely out of focus. I attempted several times to change settings, back up, move forward with absolutely no luck. Unfortunately, I deleted these out of focus pictures. However, there is a picture on the website of this headstone…Say Hello…

Who was Daniel Boone – From the Lady Cave

And here is another person my 30 year old friend didn’t know…

So let’s start with this, have you ever watched (or read the book) “The Last of the Mohicans”?

This is one of my top 5 movies EVER! The main character is based loosely on Daniel Boone. Oh, Daniel Day-Lewis be still my heart! “Stay Alive! I Will Find You!”

There is alot of fact and legend surrounding DBs life. You can read more HERE about his very adventurous life.

For me, just reading about him makes me want to learn more about North Carolina, Kentucke (original spelling before it became Kentucky), Virginia, West Virginia and Missouri.

Funny how educating yourself leads to more knowledge.

Who else might you want to know about? Or is there a place you are curious about? Let me know in the comments and I’ll see about it.

Who was Benjamin Franklin – From the Lady Cave

What prompted this topic was a discussion with a 30 year old…

Not only did they not know a pickle was a cucumber, they had no clue who Benjamin Franklin was and why he was so important to the creation of America. 🇺🇲

This person thought he was a President because he was on the $100 bill. 🤯

Here is a link that will help inform or educate you on Who Ben Franklin was and how he became a key negotiator in our becoming The United States of America.

Over the summer we went to Washington DC and I picked up a little book of quotes by Ben Franklin.

Here are a few famous quotes:

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.

Hide not your talents, they for use were made, What’s a sundial in the shade?

Peace – Dec 8

Peace, what does that mean to you?

Inner peace or peace with others…

For me, inner peace means letting go of what or who, you can not control. We are all control freaks at times because we get caught up in the image we hold in our minds. Sometimes the Universe has a better idea.

Ever push so hard for something and it just doesn’t work out, then you are highly disappointed? Yeah, that’s the universe saying “let it go Elsa” this is the way it needs to be.

Peace with others, this one is a bit harder. You have to be willing to accept people for the way they are, not how you think they should be. Think about that for a minute…

Ultimately, it is NOT your job to make people see the error of their ways. You do not have to be around toxic people but you also can’t carry that baggage around either; put it down, cut that nerve. When and if they are ready, they’ll see it for what it is. Hopefully it wont be too late.

Show your children how to be the better person. Show them how to have inner peace and how to NOT carry others baggage.

Be the better person.