Monday, January 25, 2010

Family grave yard

By now you are probably getting a bit bored with all the Oudtshoorn and Klein Karoo posts, so I will move on to the second part of our holiday which was a week spent at Cannon Rocks on the coast. I have some more stuff from this area, but I'll keep it for a little bit later. But before we get back to the coast, today's post is a bit more on the personal side.

On our drive back from Oudtshoorn to the Eastern Cape, we stopped at my uncle's farm in the Langkloof. The Langkloof is farming area where they farm predomenantly with summer fruit like apples, peaches and apricots. My grandparents (on my mom's side) and great grandparents are all buried in the old family grave yard on the farm and I wanted to stop by and pay my respects as the last time I was there was with my grandmother's funeral a couple of years back.

The reason I wanted to post this is to show you the view from the graves looking across the farm towards the mountains in the distance. With this kind of view its no wonder they wanted to be buried there?
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GPS: 33°43'17.04"S, 23°22'19.93"E

3 comments:

  1. I find it good to the Soul to go back to visit at family grave sites.
    I always remember my Ouma being the one who kept us all going to my Dad and family members graves, she always wanted to put flowers on the grave and clean up the area.
    She chose to have her ashes scattered in the strand beach where she grew up as she knew after her passing the graves would never be visited again - she was so right.

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  2. My Gran would have turned 100 in February, so I am going to pay a visit to her grave on her birthday. She loved anything in autumn colours so I will get something in orange and yellow! Nice post Jonker! BTW, hope your back is feeling better.

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  3. What a great place to be buried overlooking such a lovely velley to the mountains. We should all be so lucky. It is very sad to have our loved ones seperated from us but unfortunately there is nothing we can do about it.

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