On a road trip with my husband a few years ago, we were winding through old country roads and stumbled upon what looked like the last remains of an old town… an abandoned one room school house and a fascinating little cemetery. Of course we pulled over, did some exploring and read through the grave stones. There was something special about stumbling upon a probably very average town and then to read the grave sites of the townspeople. It made me think about how reading their grave stones ironically gives life to the memory of the town, as there is no doubt an extraordinary story that goes along with each life. Another cemetery, not so ordinary but rather famous and historic is The Sleepy Hallow Cemetery in NY. If you ever happen to visit, be sure to bring your camera as they offer night photography workshops. Also, read up on all the famous people buried there including Andrew Carnegie, Walter Chrysler and Elizabeth Arden to name a few. As you visit new towns or road trip through country roads this summer, be sure to keep a look out for old cemeteries that are a truly a historic gem.
Happy Exploring and Memorializing!