I have a little bit of a love affair with Bonaventure Cemetery, located near historic Savannah, GA. But more than that, I just adore Corinne Lawton, one of the cemeteries inhabitants. I have spent hours wandering around the 100 acre grounds, and there are many many gorgeous headstones to peruse, but I always find Corinne’s to be most captivating. Right on the edge of the property, on the banks of the Wilmington River, Corinne has a final resting place just a stones throw from her beloved parents. Here likeness is carved of exquisite marble and rests on the base of her headstone. There’s something so alluring about her.
One of the things that always strikes me about old cemeteries – the number of children who are buried there. Its a grave reminder of the many threats that our history contains. There were so many ailments that would claim the lives of our ancestors, that are easily treated with modern medicine today.
I never tire of the marble angels and carvings. One day, Im going to take a tour of the cemetery, and maybe spend an entire day wandering and documenting.