Old Cemetery

What happened to you?

It says DIED 1859; Aged 11

Disease? An accident? Did your mom and dad cope the best they could? Did they have other children to lean on?

Mr. Alfred Paine

Died 1895; Aged 71 years, 3 months;

His beloved wife Ann; Died 1896; Aged 70 years, 11 months

Did he sweep you off you feet? Did you create 50 plus years of amazing memories? Was he the only one for you? Did you hold on for another year despite the Broken Heart?

Private John E. Adkinson

Died 1864; Battle of Cold Harbor

What did your eyes see in the preceding years? How many comrades and friends did you watch die? Were you taken quick or did you get a chance to think about your loved ones while knowing you would never get back to them?

Me (20??)

What questions will be asked by those who wander by my stone?

You can gain a plethora of knowledge walking through old cemeteries, however, the number of questions far exceeds the answers. The next time you have a chance, walk through one and read some of the gravestones. It’s amazing what comes to ones mind.

Author: Whipped Owl

Writer Musician Historian Sportsman Loner

6 thoughts on “Old Cemetery”

  1. My husband (before he was my husband) grew so impatient with the amount of time that i spent wandering around pere lachaise cemetery in Paris that we almost broke up over it. He couldn’t see the appeal. I was fascinated.

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  2. I love cemeteries. I’ve spent many hours in many different ones, roaming through the headstones, my mind full of the same questions you voiced. A weird thing…though I love cemeteries, I’m going to be cremated and have my ashes pitched into the ocean.


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