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Skeletal Remains   8 comments


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In the central states, you see a lot of sights like this—abandoned, worn-out, rusted-out farm house, as well as barns and other out buildings. While I find them photogenic, I also look upon them with a certain sense of sadness. This particular house is in the outskirts of a small burg called Jameson, Missouri.

It’s part of America we’ll never see again, as the rush to the big cities for “jobs” has left self-suffiency pretty much behind. In its place is BigCorp, which has taken over the country and the world, as well as the job market. So now, people have to kowtow to them so they can bring in an income to feed and care for their families.

As I said, it’s a sad affair. In the words of “You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch,” we read: “You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch. You really are a heel. You’re as cuddly as a cactus, And as charming as an eel.” Substitute BigCorp for Mr. Grinch and you know how I feel.

Guardian of the Dead   1 comment


As long as people have been around, there have been graveyards. They may not always have been neatly laid out in rows and columns like this Old Union Cemetery, near Gallatin, Missouri, but they’ve been around.

While the idea of cemeteries evoke organized plots of land with upwards of tens of thousands or more burials, I view them as anywhere people are buried, whether or not they are marked as such, or whether they are nondescript “holes in the ground,” perhaps in a corner of a farm, perhaps in the jungles of Viet Nam.

Cemeteries are sacred spaces and should be treated as such. Unfortunately, science, under the auspices of archeology and anthropology, are allowed to desecrate cemeteries through grave robbing for purposes of study and scholarship.

These so-called scientists get all excited when they happen across an old skull or bones of someone’s departed one. They make up stories for them, based on any peripheral evidence they might find, as to who these people were or how they might have lived . . . and call it science. I call it blasphemy.

I say, “Let the sleeping dead lie and leave them to rest in peace.”

©2013 Cris Coleman All Rights Reserved

©2013 Cris Coleman All Rights Reserved

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Guardian of the Dead by Cris Coleman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Posted December 5, 2013 by Cris in Americana, Cris Coleman, Missouri, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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