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Thursday, November 17, 2011

GYPSY ROYALTY


In Rosehill cemetary in Meridian,Mississippi you can visit the graves of the King and Queen of the Gypsies. I recently watched a show on A&E, I think it was. It was about the Travelers in Ireland. I think that must be the Irish name for Gypsies. It was about their wedding ceremonies. WHOO! You think a lot of detail is put into a Southern wedding? But of course I cannot tell you that there is any comparison to our weddings-you will just have to watch the show. One of the bride's had a dress so full and wide she had to be tugged down the aisle to even get to the altar-a Southern girls Mother would have dropped dead on the spot at this spectacle!

People leave offerings or rememberences on top of the graves.
I wonder why the top of the King's grave is not covered with stuff like the Queen's? I just love going on these odd little road trips! Since there are .com several shadows lurking amongst the tombstones I am joining http://www.heyharriet.blogspot.com  for Shadow Shot Sunday.

11 comments:

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

How interesting!! I've heard about Rosehill Cemetary, but have never been. Thanks for the info!

Donna said...

Very interesting. I like some of those offerings and rememberances (even more interesting).

Kelly said...

This is fascinating!!

The Japanese Redneck said...

How strange!

Jen said...

I visited the cemetery while we lived in Meridian - it was fascinating! I remember the variety of trinkets and offerings, and wondered what kinds of people left them there, and when... I don't think I ever saw many people in the cemetery all the times I drove by...

I thought of you last Sunday morning when I visited St. Alban's in Bovina, where there is an old, old cemetery at the church - I'm sure you would have gotten lots of beautiful pictures there. A huge tree with beautiful fragrant pink flowers was blooming right in the middle of it.

chubskulit said...

Such an interesting share!

Sun Catcher Shadows , happy Thanksgiving!

Jeanette said...

I have never heard of this tradition, but find it to be an interesting idea.
At one of our area Churches, the members of the church on a certain weekend in May, decorate the graves of their loved ones with shells. It is interesting to see.
Old cemetaries are interesting to visit. I have visited several in our area and enjoy seeing the different tombstones and reading the dates and such. Some in the park area, (Mammoth Cave Natonal Park), are so old that you can no longer read the dates or names.

manyslices said...

Very interesting post about the gypsies and pretty shots.
Cheers,
Leah

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Wherever I go, I visit cemeteries. Looks like this one should be on my list of must-sees!


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I have a little shadow that always follows me;
My shadow is my best friend, as anyone can see.

No matter where my feet go, my shadow’s always there—
Except, of course, at midnight with darkness everywhere!


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Hey Harriet said...

Now that's one very interesting looking cemetary that I wish I could visit! Very cool photos!

Cassie said...

Wow...I've never seen a grave so decked out! Gypsy folk are quite interesting for sure. Happy Thanksgiving!