Cindy Blankenshipís Tombstone Project
For the past several years my goal has been to locate and photograph the headstones of my ancestorís graves. It is obviously a very lengthy and time-consuming project. This quest has sent me to many cemeteries in several states. It has found me climbing fences, braving bulls in fields and attending a rededication of a Confederate soldierís grave. My family and friends think Iím either obsessed with death or just plain strange, but I find cemeteries the most peaceful place to contemplate what these ancestors were like; who they were and how they lived and, yes, how they died. Iíve found that the unmarked graves draw the most reaction from me. Perhaps the next project should be a tombstone or memorial placement project. To view photos of headstones click on the cemetery picture above or click here.