Tombstone Tuesday

This week I’ve adapted a Geneablogger prompt and gathered cemetery pictures that are not individual markers. They are bigger views. I have an affinity for cemeteries. And I know I’m not alone in that among the genealogically bent. When I’m visitin…

This week I’ve adapted a Geneablogger prompt and gathered cemetery pictures that are not individual markers.  They are bigger views.  I have an affinity for cemeteries. And I know I’m not alone in that among the genealogically bent.  When I’m visiting cemeteries, I take pictures that have no record-keeping purpose.  Can’t help it – I’m just constantly struck by the view whichever way I turn.  It’s the stories buried there. 

Here’s a sampling of my collection, in an order that brings me home.

Sierra Blanca Cemetery, Sierra Blanca, Texas

Sierra_blanca

Greenland Cemetery, Greenland, New Hamphire

Hillside_cemetery_in_greenland

Nine Partners Meeting House, Dutchess County, New York

Nine_partners_meeting_house

East Mahoning Baptist Church Cemetery, Indiana County, Pennsylvania

East_mahoning_baptist_cemetery

Oak Hill Cemetery, Georgetown, Washington, DC

Oak_hill_cemetery

Darnestown Presbyterian Church, Montgomery County, Maryland

Mans_best_friend_at_darnestown

Right in my town….Baltimore Cemetery…at the end of North Avenue.

Baltimore_cemetery

On the opposite side of town is Loudon Park National Cemetery with its orderly rows.

Loudon_national_park_cemetery

The local granddaddy of them all, historic Green Mount Cemetery with its many luminaries…this shot is of my daughter at the grave of the man for whom her middle school was named.

Greenmount

There is MUCH to see at Green Mount (including the plot where John Wilkes Booth is buried) – here is the marker of Elijah Jefferson Bond, who patented the Ouija Board.

Ouija_board_inventor

My favorite cemetery, though, is the one right behind my house – Holy Redeemer Cemetery.  I have shots from every season but this is what it looked like today.

Holy_redeemer

Some are startled by the view from our deck, but I take comfort and pleasure in its constancy. 

1 thought on “Tombstone Tuesday”

  1. It’s good to see cemeteries where tombstones are lined up perfectly. That’s why I love Loudon Park National Cemetery: because the tombstones fall in place like dominoes side-by-side. The lush environment in these places also makes for a good setting for taking pictures.

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