Category Archives: Burying Grounds

Updates to “A Miscellany of New England Iconography”

What started as a chance discovery of an old headstone in a corner of the MFA Boston morphed into an interest in cemeteries that I cultivated while photographing the cities and towns of Massachusetts. I gradually came to realize that … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day, the day that Americans commemorate lives lost in war and combat. As in previous years, someone from Holliston has placed markers and flags along the main roads in town. Each hand-lettered sign has the name and … Continue reading

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A Day Late, A Tube Short

Yesterday was day #6 of Diabetes Blog Week. I managed to miss it because we were kinda busy. So I’m gonna make up for it today with two posts. First, some diabetes snapshots. Before the pictures, a little story. Remember … Continue reading

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Freeland Cemetery: Natrona County, Wyoming

Yesterday (day #8 of our trip) Lisa, my mom, her husband, and I drove about a half-hour west of town to the Freeland Cemetery. Mom had noticed that I have an interest in old-timey cemeteries, so she thought it would … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

If you’re in the U.S., I hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day. Lisa and I went to the Old Burial Hill in Marblehead today, where Lisa took this picture: In Memory of James Dennis Hammond He was one of the … Continue reading

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West Cemetery, Holliston

For some reason, this small, rural cemetery was once known as “Paddy Lincoln Cemetery.” Now it’s just “West Cemetery.” Enoch Chamberlain — Revolutionary War soldier (♂) [1] Capt. Staples Chamberlain — Revolutionary War soldier (♂) [1] Enoch Chamberlain (♂ – … Continue reading

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Plain Burial Ground, Sherborn

This is a wonderful, little cemetery just north of Sherborn Centre on Route 27. There are many interesting stones, including a couple unique designs and one of the best urn motifs that I’ve yet seen. (See some of them in … Continue reading

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Two Cemeteries in Holliston

What better way to take advantage of the first beautiful weekend of spring than to go for ice cream after visiting some cemeteries with Lisa? I drive by these smallish cemeteries every Friday evening when I take back roads to … Continue reading

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Headstone Miscellany

I added a dozen new photographs of headstones and memorial markers to A Miscellany of New England Iconography, a sort of online primer of the styles of 17th – 21st century gravestones. Today’s additions mostly fit into the existing categories: … Continue reading

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The English in America

Last week, Lisa and I visited the Copps Hill Burying Ground near the Old North Church in Boston’s North End. I had walked by it a few times before but never gone in because it is sooo close to the … Continue reading

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Two Cemeteries in Dighton

Today I finally got out and photographed a bit. How do I pick where to go? Usually I look somewhere west of me (about 1/2 of the Commonwealth) because I’m on a suburban/rural swing right now. I’ve been thinking, though, … Continue reading

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Mount Vernon, Virginia

Lisa, her parents, and I went to DC earlier in the week, and we visited Mount Vernon while there. In addition to the restored planter’s paradise, there was the family burial plot. George Washington, Martha, assorted progenitors, and descendants all … Continue reading

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Newton Centre Burying Ground, Newton, Mass.

Lisa and I went to Newton today to get ice cream visit a cemetery that we must have run, walked, and driven past thousands of time while we lived there. If only I had started visiting these fabulous places sooner. . . . … Continue reading

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North Purchase Cemetery, Milford

  Earlier in June, I finally got around to visiting a burying ground in Milford, the town where I live. Lisa came along; it’s always enjoyable having someone else point out the things I miss as I gawk at names. … Continue reading

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Why We Fight

Here in New England we have a lot of veterans, just like everywhere else. And as elsewhere, the graves are marked with flags on Memorial Day. This year a group has once again attached flags and the names of soldiers … Continue reading

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