Probably should have done this right at the first…

I filled that hole yesterday afternoon after spending an hour in the wash collecting stones for LB’s grave. Filled it with rocks and then smoothed it out with the displaced sand. Went past Boot Hill first thing this morning to see if anybody had dug themselves out overnight. Nope; apparently nobody was home yesterday…


So today after it warmed up I went back and did the proper to the grave.


I confess I didn’t do the pretty rocks thing after I buried LB because that was never part of any plan I ever heard of. I did kind of start it, though: When we buried T we gave him a nice marker but it seemed kind of naked there on the bare dirt so I made a rectangle of stones from the wash to doll it up some. We started burying the pets in the same place; that was part of the original plan and then Landlady came up with the idea of the funny markers, which sort of played off T’s original marker…


…but I hadn’t really planned to do the rocks thing for the pets, to be honest. I think Neighbor L started doing that. Still, I figure why the hell not, and anyway it’ll hopefully keep any more varmints from making their dens in the soft sand over the graves.

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5 Responses to Probably should have done this right at the first…

  1. Jack in the state of Jefferson says:

    Interesting collection of rocks there. Is that petrified wood I see?

  2. Nicely done. I’m sure that LB appreciates it.

  3. Mike says:

    Very nice, now the poor old fella can rest in peace. So, did you find out what had dug the hole that set all this off?

  4. Jim Price says:

    That looks wonderful. I hope somebody makes my grave that nice when I die. Actually, I should probably hope they just bury me. If I were to die out in the yard, the ‘coons, coyotes, and cougars would probably have a heck of a feast before anybody finds me.

  5. Claire says:

    Jack, since Joel hasn’t picked up on your query … Yes, that probably is petrified wood. There’s lots of it around that area, sometimes in the form of entire prehistoric tree trunks, sometimes in chunks just like those. It is pretty, isn’t it?

To the stake with the heretic!