Every day I drive by the city cemetery on my way to and from work. I can see the headstones from the road. I’ve observed the goth kids from the close-by high school eating lunch on top of the plots (oooh, so dark and brooding). Yet, it has taken me 2 full years of driving by to finally stop and explore. I’m glad I did.
Cemeteries are interesting in that you can see different trends of what was “in vogue” at the time a person died. Full listing of year, month, and day of how old someone was who died:
Giant dueling headstones with slanted last names:
Something else you can gleen from headstones is how important that person was to the family. This lady must have been one hell of a matriarch:
Then, there are the surprise tribute statues (I had no clue these guys were in the cemetery and they’re relatively close to each other):
Commemorating Volunteer Firefighters
The veteran of foreign war section (headstones in this section represented WWI and II and Korean Wars that I saw):
I’d like to explore the cemetery further some day.