Today we buried my uncle, that is, my father's brother. This was my fourth time to have the honor of serving as a pallbearer, all four times for members of that family. After the funeral in Floresville, we traveled way out to Fairview Cemetery for the interment.
Fairview is a small country cemetery in the area of the old community of Saspamco. An odd name for a town, perhaps..it was named after the San Antonio Sewer Pipe Manufacturing Company, which used the red clay found in the area for manufacturing pipes. The town was occupied mostly by employees of the company, and way back when it had its own school.
There isn't much left now except for a few tiny churches and cemeteries. Although "enjoy" may not be the right word, I do enjoy, in a sense, visiting such old country cemeteries.
Today I stood over this very tombstone, contemplating thoughtlessly for a few minutes before we left.