Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Cemetery

Appropriate for the day…
This old cemetery is about a mile north of my house. 

As you can see, this is a pretty old cemetery:

Jericho’s famous resident, Snowflake Bentley, is buried here, but I have yet to come across his grave.

I really wonder abut this one:

**My thoughts and prayers are with those so affected by the devastation of Sandy.


Tabor said...

I have a love hate relationship with cemeteries. They fascinate and frighten me. Not in a ghostly way, but a "we are not here fore an eternity" kind of way

Muffie said...

Those are some really old graves! Glad you went in daylight -- too spooky at night!

marciamayo said...

I really like graveyards. All that history.

Muffy's Marks said...

Lots of history there. Don't you wonder what their stories are?

Sextant said...

I love cemeteries. We have one that is old but still has room so it has a mix of old and new. Now days people are putting very creative images and lots of sentiments on their tombstones. Some of it is quite touching.

The thing that got me with the older cemeteries is the number of infants that died. Some couples were quite persistent and had half dozen tiny markers side by side. Very sad.

Addie sure beat the hell of Met Life's actuarial statistics.

Retired English Teacher said...

Interesting stats for sure! I love walking around old cemeteries.

Lisa Buben said...

Old graves always amaze me. It just reminds us how life short really is. And the history, one can just wonder.

Margaret said...

Our California cemetaries are not nearly as fun.

Mark Peloquin said...

I think my first interest in history was sparked by the cemetery that we used to visit as a kid. So much though provoking stimuli.