Cemeteries are unique places in our lives. Some are beautiful, some are historic, and some are even entertaining. There is a quiet sadness about all cemeteries because they are the final resting places of our loved ones. We intend to post pictures here of cemeteries and head stones that are original photographs. We are looking for beauty, dignity, funny and above all something interesting. Feel free to comment and to contribute. We will provide a mail box if you want to contribute.

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Grove

Just driving on every-day journey's I run into cemeteries. These are from Grove Hill Cemetery in Vernon, Connecticut. Believe it or not I was coming home from a visit to my therapist (isn't modern life wonderful?) I needed to visit a bank branch so I detoured a bit. There was this wonderful cemetery (Grove Hill Cemetery.) Several things struck me. It has a beautiful Chapel. Chapels are sometimes very nice and sometimes missing. This was old, stone and wonderful. Notice there is even a bell at the top. There were also a great deal of German names on the stones and there was a sundial. I will post some of these later.

One interest of mind is the American Civil War. I am a history buff (I even minored in it as an undergraduate.) I look for Civil War Markers. They often are very simple or you might call them plain. The stone below was from a civil war veteran. The little brass flag holder obscures the date, but it was 1902. This is a marker for a Civil War Veteran who survived the war! He was a Connecticut Volunteer. I wonder what action he saw? What was his story? I will never know.

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