Find-a-Grave

January 11, 2014  •  2 Comments

Photography can send you in so many directions, and that is probably one of the reasons I enjoy it so much.  It can be a solitary activity or you can do it with other photo fanatics.  There are always more laughs when you can share it with a photo friend, and so it is with my friend Tess. 

 

We had been wanting to plan an outing for the Crazy Women's Photography Club but the weather was not particularly conducive and we were having difficult choosing an indoor site.  On the spur of the moment I mentioned to Tess that I needed to find a grave.  Being the crazy friend that she is... she was in!

 

I joined Find-a-Grave as a volunteer to shoot tombstones that people are looking for to complete their ancestry searches. This is rather fun and I had just acquired another grave to find, so I asked Tess last minute if she might be interested… and Crazy Tess said “yes”!

 

Crazy Tess shows up wearing a t-shirt that her husband had gotten her for Christmas and it said “I Shoot People!” Fortunately, it had a graphic of a camera and not a gun! Oh… why did I not think to get that photo of her? Next time for sure!!! And of course, I was wearing my t-shirt that said “Find-a-Grave” with old tombstones on the back. A strange combo of t-shirts, for sure!

 

So off we go in search of Sam’s tombstone. Brrrr… it was cold and misty and we drove around the cemetery without seeing it. We did get out of the car to investigate an older part of the cemetery but still did not find “Sam I Am”, and not only that, but we were getting chilled!

From there we took a detour to the Asian Market. Now believe it or not, Tess had never been there before and the place is huge. Being that it is a grocery store we did not attempt to take photos but it would have been fun if allowed.

 

As we are looking at the herbs, there is an Asian gal stocking the cooler and I asked what herb it was as I did not recognize it. She told me she did not know… that she only knows the name in Chinese, and that was of no help to me. Then she takes off running down the aisle to show us some special eggs that people cook with the herb. Those eggs are specially marked as they have a baby chick in them, but she did say that they are not to her liking. I kind of shuddered and thanked her for the information and made a mental note not to buy any of those eggs!

 

The most difficult time came as we were walking through the fish department. Live fish… pick the one you want, and it is yours! Can’t get much fresher than that, but… I’ll pass! And then we saw the live frogs.  Oh… no! no! no!  Can’t handle that!!!

 

As we rounded the corner I heard a workman yell out at us… “Watch out!” I turned to look and here he comes running with tongs in his hand in hot pursuit of a crab that had escaped and was scurrying past me on the floor. I gave a bit of a scream out of sheer surprise. He laughed and picked up the crab with his tongs and put it back up on the table with ice and hundreds of other squirming crabs. Much laughter ensued as I told the man he was my hero for saving me from the runaway crab. Just more craziness!!!

 

So Tess got her kimchee to try and lots of noodles and we bought some veggies and then went for Mediterranean buffet at Afrah!

 

I think the moral of this story is… when you need a fun day out, just grab a friend and your camera and see what happens next! Sometimes impromptu fun is the best… and all it costs is the price of lunch!

Happy New Year!

 

 

  


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THE INQUISITIVE EYE... Photography by Fay Stout
Hahaha! It doesn't take much for us to have fun! Stay tuned... Precious will be coming up next!
Tess(non-registered)
That was a fun, and freezing day. I will do it again in a heartbeat. Where is Precious?
Next time Sam better answer our calls, so we can find his "Stone".
LOL.
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