Transcribe Onsite?

I wish I had transcribed these stones when I was actually in the cemetery taking the pictures.

I took dozens of pictures in cemetery run in May of 2016. Most of the stones were legible and reading them was not an issue. This is one that was difficult to read. I wish I had made a transcription of the stone while I was at the cemetery. Not for every stone, but for those that were difficult to read. Sometimes pictures of stones are easier to read. Occasionally they are not.

I could have easily handwritten a transcription on a piece of paper and taken a picture of that transcription so I had an image of it along with the picture of the stone.

Next time I’ll transcribe any stone that I think may be difficult to read when I’m reviewing the picture later.

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