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Winston County Graveshelters, Truck Memorials, And A Great Old Church

Monday, March 21, 2011

I've said before that the best, best source on the web about grave shelters is this one; this past week I was just tickled to find a couple of new ones that I could tell John there about -- this one is on Trussell Road in Winston County, AL:

Trussell Road Cemetery Graveshelters, Winson County AL

Each of these graveshelters are relatively new -- the earliest date here is 1997.
Trussell Road Cemetery Graveshelters, Winson County AL

For those of us who are interested in folkways and customs, this is great news that people are continuing these traditions.  This particular graveshelter was decorated very nicely:
Trussell Road Cemetery Graveshelters, Winson County AL

Av thinks successful weekends include dirt roads, so he was happy as we were driving around:
Dirt Road, Winston County AL

We found this out of the blue -- a family who had put in a row three old trucks and what I think is an old mule-powered hay rake:
The Thomas' of Winston County, And Their Memorial Trucks

The Thomas' of Winston County, And Their Memorial Trucks

The important part about that is that these are memorials to family members, with names and dates:
The Thomas' of Winston County, And Their Memorial Trucks

The Thomas' of Winston County, And Their Memorial Trucks

Kevin's still with us.
The Thomas' of Winston County, And Their Memorial Trucks

We were next off to the Rocky Plains Church - they have a covered 'dinner on the ground' pavilion there on the right (if you have never been to a church dinner on the ground, go) which are thankfully very common here:
Rocky Plains Church Cemetery, Graveshelters, Winston County AL

One poor family lost four babies in the space of about four years.  A couple of the other stones had many Mason symbols:
Rocky Plains Church Cemetery, Winston County AL

We came to see the three graveshelters, which interestingly were for members of the Thomas family (wonder if they're related to the Thomas' up the road):
Rocky Plains Church Cemetery, Graveshelters, Winston County AL

Rocky Plains Church Cemetery, Graveshelters, Winston County AL

Nice calla lily on one of the monuments:
Rocky Plains Church Cemetery, Graveshelters, Winston County AL

Next, I went to see the church:
Rocky Plains Church, Winston County AL

Rocky Plains Church, Winston County AL


Rocky Plains Church, Winston County AL
Love that lecturn.

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