I Love the Peacefulness of Old Graveyards

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    Old Graveyards

    my maternal grandparents are buried in an old graveyard in the country.  some of the the stones are hard to read and/or falling apart.  it's at least pre-civil war era.  it takes at least two and a half hours to drive there but i love that place.  there is a...
    merisszzilla merisszzilla
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2008

    Old Graveyard From Teen Years

    I would always pass this graveyard on the way to my friend's house when I was a teenager, I really dreaded going by it at night so I avoided it then but during the day it was so lovely and peaceful.The graveyard was situated right behind a church and it was surrounded by a...
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos
    18-21, F
    May 13, 2011

    The Older the Better

    It is a great place to walk and read headstones.I love  the trees and  prefer the oldest part of the cemetery..civil war soldiers, battles...the sweet babies..lamb headstones.That is where I'm going to be buried.My cemetery goes back to 1800's.
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    12 Responses Mar 23, 2008

    Very Cool!

    I went to Deadwood South Dakota just to visit the grave of legendary cowboy, Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. It was really cool, I poured some whiskey on the ground for him!
    deleted deleted
    Mar 7, 2011

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    2012 is almost here. So here’s wishing you a Happy New Year in advance! 2011 will probably go down in history as a year of revolutions. The world saw people coming out on the streets, using the power of the web and challenging the system and governance. Greenpeace in India and...
    avinashnr avinashnr
    22-25, M
    Dec 29, 2011

    Staying Next To A Old Graveyard

    As a young boy, I went and visit my grand parents during school holidays`s in Kimberley, they stayed next to a old Jewish cemetery. The cemeterywas fenced of with white metal upright plates with sharp points at the top. Big tree`s in the cemetery made it look like a dark mystery...
    jfrancois93 jfrancois93
    56-60, M
    1 Response Nov 26, 2011

    I Find God's Peace And The Awsomeness Of Eternity In The Cemetery

    Hello!  I don't have only one story.  I have always loved traipsing through cemeteries, especially old ones.  They reaffirm the greatness of my God and the mystery of eternity.  My favorite cemetery is the one in Beaufort, North Carolina.  It's called...
    PeacewithGod PeacewithGod
    Oct 23, 2009

    Where the Past Reaches Out to Touch You

    There is nothing more calm and tranquil than a walk in a cemetery. The new cemeteries are not places to walk and reflect, but the cemeteries where you can read epitaphs of grace and beauty and even humorous are wonderful places to try and reconnect with those that have walked the...
    francineo francineo
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 27, 2008


    I love to walk through old graveyards. They're so quiet, peaceful, and yes, there is a dark sort of magic that surrounds them, in my opinion. I like to take pics of really interesting tombstones and sometimes do rubbings of the ones with intricate engravings. Nothing macabre...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2010

    I Am Ready to Go Exploring

    I am going on vacation to a place called harpswell in maine. It is a place with deep roots and I am looking forward to visiting the cemeteries that house the remains of the families that made my second home what it is today. I am bringing lots of tracing paper to bring back...
    francineo francineo
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Jun 29, 2008
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