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- Feb 23, 2013
- East Texas
It was such a beautiful Spring day here in East Texas, I decided to revisit the Little Mound Cemetery just across the county line from Rhonesboro ( home of the "world famous" Possum Fest! ) into Upshur County. I found out about this a few years ago in my travels around this part of the state. For those of you ( Yankees! ) who have NO idea WHO this is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Sansom
As you can see, Little Mound Baptist Church and Cemetery are out in the country in a landscape vastly different from the stereotyped vision of Texas. The church itself, though pleasant enough, is nothing special architecturally, and is covered with functional but ugly plastic siding. The cemetry extends from it uphill on the "mound", which is actually a ridge. I took one view from the top of the area cleared for the "old" cemetery; more recent graves are on lower ground nearer the road.
I doubt there's ANYONE who Nathanb1 would rather trade places with for an hour or so on a nice warm May day!