Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Joined in death

Yesterday on my lunch hour I decided to take a walk. Since I work in the village, there is actually a very old cemetary just a block away. This cemetary contains the graves of early settlers to the area. The "newest" graves were dated in the early 1980's. The two headstones in my first photo as joined in life are now "joined in death".

This photo seems to be lost children. There are no other graves nearby. What sadness is reflected in early graves. Families suffering the loss of not one or two children, but sometimes their entire family.

I love walking in the cemetary. There is no fear here for me. There is such peace and tranquility. I have to say that this particular cemetary could use some "sprucing" up. There were only two graves with any type of flowers for Mother's Day....the rest reminders that sometimes there is no one left to "keep the graves".

The City of Rochester has Mount Hope Cemetary. This cemetary has tours and you are welcome to stroll the hills and paths. There is even an organization Friends of Mount Hope. This group is dedicated to the cemetary. My great-grandfather is buried here. If history and cemetaries are of interest to you. I invite you to take a look at the website, it's stories and photos.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I lived in Europe for several years, their cemetaries are beautiful parks~ a tribute to life!

Glad I stumbled into your blog!


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