Thursday, June 24, 2021

The non walking dead

 I had ideas for a post but I've forgotten them all now. Let me look at my unused photos. 

Ok, in early May Yorkshire Pudding took a walk in a cemetery. I like cemeteries. They are quiet and peaceful. By their nature there is little chatter and no need for small talk with occupants. So I took a walk in St Kilda Cemetery. There are many famous historical folk interned there but actually finding their graves in spite of maps is not easy. 

Now I remember one planned post, St Kilda or Saint Kilda. I can't write how to say St phonetically but if you give it is long pronunciation, it is as written, saint. I am now seeing our street written as Saint. I hate to see it written like that, and worse, I hate the way some say the elongated Saint (Kilda Road). This extends to the suburb where people are starting to call it Saint Kilda and not St Kilda. I want to slap their faces. Ok, I'll give phonetics a go. It is Snt Kilda, close sarnt but with a more i vowel. Sint might be closer.

The cemetery. 



Just working on memory and remembering that while my father's family seem to have been free settler immigrants, my mother's family on both sides was quite wealthy and important and William Cochrane was my great, great grandfather with a road in Melbourne's south east named after him or his family. His grave was a bit of a surprise to find. I had no idea.


"You'll go a waltzing Matilda with me". 

 
Albert Jacka was awarded the Victoria Cross after WWI. He went on to be Mayor of St Kilda and sadly died from war injuries at the age of 39. Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda is named in his honour.

We are away to the Bellarine for a few days. See y'all soon. 

19 comments:

  1. I also enjoying walking in graveyard.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  2. Away again? Have a wonderful time (and hopefully this trip you wont return to another lockdown). I also love cemeteries. They are quiet and often beautiful places.

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  3. Something just ate my comment , will return later.

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  4. Have a good time, guys!

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  5. Song music writer, streets named after family members; you're almost famous then!

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  6. London's Highgate Cemetery is a wonderful place. If you're ever that way again, I suggest a visit. Amongst many notable residents is Karl Marx.

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  7. Elegant grave stones are very expensive, but they are the only thing the widow/er, children and siblings have to remember their beloved family members. We spent many hours thinking about my parents' wording.

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  8. Used to like going through graveyards and what a find for you then.
    Enjoy your time away and hoping it's not too windy and cold down there.

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  9. Another cemetery visitor here! Old ones have the most wonderful headstones - like yours.
    You’ve just reminded me I was going to pop over to the Footscray one to say hello to my county Fermanagh gt grandfather’s sister. Only discovered last year that that was where she lay.

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  10. I like cemeteries too. Home in Lismore and planning some time on the weekend

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  11. Cemeteries can be interesting, I went in search of great-grandparents a couple of years ago.

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  12. Your title made me smile 😊 Enjoy your time away Andrew and thanks so much for signing the Bocellis petition, they need all the help they can get 💜

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  13. The island of St Kilda in The Atlantic Ocean is where your St Kilda got its name from. The island was originally known as Hirta or Hilta. No saint in history was ever known as St Kilda.

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    1. Sorry mate - not quite right.
      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Kilda,_Victoria

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  14. I love walking through old cemeteries. So many stories there!

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  15. I've only visited cemeteries when going to a funeral. Enjoy your time away Andrew.

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  16. I've trapped quite a few cats in cemeteries. You've gone travelling once again? My envy is raging right now. No no it isn't. The heat is too great outside to consider anything but idleness.

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  17. Another Excellent Post My Man - Very Entertaining - Pretty Cool Photos As Well - Be Well

    Cheers

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  18. Cemeteries are always good for walking! (As our dog, Olga, knows well. :) ) Hope you're having a good trip!

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