I Love To Walk Through Old Graveyards

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    In memory of John Spitler,

    who departed this life April 18th 1837; Aged 62 years, 6 month and 16 days. The epitaph is a version of the classic 'Remember me as you pass by'... "Stop my friends and take a view, Of the cold grave allotted you, Remember well that you must die, And turn to dust as well as I...
    Azara Azara
    31-35, F
    Dec 27, 2013

    Looking "around" Old Cemeteries! :D

    I used to love looking around cemeteries! Some where i live are so old! I once went to see if i could find where my maternal and paternal grandparents were buried! it is a small cemetery and i couldn't for the life of me! (pardon the pun) find where they were! I used to take the...
    welshbabe welshbabe
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jun 25, 2011

    Walk Through The Graveyard

    I love walking through old graveyards and reading the headstones. Each one has a different story to tell. About a life that existed long ago and for a fleeting moment becomes alive again in our eyes and mind.
    terces15 terces15
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2013

    I walk through the graveyard my grandmother was

    buried in. I always stop at her grave and "talk" to her. I know, I'm crazy. Sometimes, when it rains, I sit underneath a tree and "talk " to her from there because she was buried near that tree. Most of the times, when I'm done visiting my grandmother, I walk around the dirt...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 14, 2015

    Peace And Solitude

    I LOVE To WALK  THROUGH  OLD GRAVEYARDS, the PEACE, SOLITUDE, & QUIETNESS.   I  have a job of taking care of several  GRAVEYARDS  &  it is a  very big job.   I consider it a HONOR to do this  , because I look at it this way. This is someones MOTHER, FATHER...
    sweetnshort sweetnshort
    56-60, M
    Feb 6, 2011

    Yes

    and to rear to old tomb stones way in the back and wonder who there were
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Sep 24, 2011

    My Dad Was A Gravedigger And Was Responsible For The Maintenance Of The Cemetery

    A cemetery had never been a morbid place for me, it was just my dad's workplace. My dad is not a religious person but he has teached me to respect the peace of this place and to be respectful and considerate with the people who visit their lost loved ones. When I learned to read...
    aloysia aloysia
    26-30, F
    Feb 27, 2013

    Gettysburg

    Some day in the not-too-distant future, I'm making a road trip to Gettysburg.  From what I remember, there are some great fuit stands around there.  Oh yeah, and I want to find the 93rd PA infantry memorial.  It's good to get as complete a picture as is possible of those who...
    lkosice lkosice
    31-35, M
    May 3, 2011

    My Most Recent Walk In A Graveyard...and A Lesson Learned From The Dead

    It was autumn. My feet were anxious to feel the earth move beneath them. The light was long, sharp, and shadowed. Soon, but not yet, the day would give way to night. I think there was 1 hour of light and an hour of dusk...just right for me. Eagerly my children agreed to a jaunt...
    boomerang73 boomerang73
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2010

    The most relaxing place in my entire city is a

    small graveyard by the river. It's so quite and green. I just feel completely peaceful. I also like to honour the people who passed on it's like walking through a timeline and it is just so interesting. Whenever I need some alone time this is my favourite place to be.
    tiner92 tiner92
    18-21
    Jun 1, 2014

    A Certain Stillness.

    Some people take drugs to relax.  Others have sex.  I like to visit graveyards.  I love all of them from manicured and pristine with giant oaks looming over headstones to the more untamed.  There's this really big one in Glendale called Forest Lawn and it is...
    tattywasadiver tattywasadiver
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 7, 2010

    The Only Visitor

    Early spring. Cold and barren. Dead leaves of last autumn cover the ground the occasional broken branch as evidence of the hard winter just past. Lonely.No people, no birds, just an icy wind and cold stone.
    58photo 58photo
    56-60, M
    2 Responses May 14, 2011

    Old Graveyards

    Old graveyards,Interesting places,Love the tranquillity,Walkin' through 'em,Overgrown,Some abandoned,I often wonder,The mysteries within,Fascinate me.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Mar 30, 2012

    St Michael's, Pensacola

    Pensacola has a long-standing history back to Spanish occupation and the 1700"s. Between my home and downtown, my “stomp’n grounds” was the historic St. Michael's cemetery. In my late teens, we’d climb the fence and cut through the cemetery to save about a mile of...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 26, 2011

    Serene

    I don't know what it is about them, but I find graveyards peaceful and beautiful. My grandfather donated family property to a church and graveyard near our farm.  When I was a child I used to spend whole afternoons there.  Wild flowers grew in the back, away from...
    Alliya Alliya
    31-35, F
    Mar 12, 2010

    Useful Information On A Tombstone

    I passed a family tomb in an old graveyard in north London which on one side commemorates Elizabeth Picket, who died aged 23 in 1781 after her dress caught fire. 'Reader', the inscription goes on, 'if you should  witness such an afflicting scene, recollect that the only way...
    Iggylad Iggylad
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2009

    My Most Recent Walk In A Graveyard...and A Lesson Learned From The Dead

    It was autumn. My feet were anxious to feel the earth move beneath them. The light was long, sharp, and shadowed. Soon, but not yet, the day would give way to night. I think there was 1 hour of light and an hour of dusk...just right for me. Eagerly my children agreed to a jaunt...
    boomerang73 boomerang73
    31-35, F
    Jan 18, 2010

    My Neighbors

    I've always enjoyed exploring old graveyards, the older the better. Some of the names, dates, and epitaphs are amazing. Coincidentally I wound up living right next door to a very old graveyard, it's just 15 feet from my home and I see the headstones from my living room. Most of...
    zillaron zillaron
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Oct 18, 2009

    Just To See Them

    Its interesting to read the names on the headstones and wonder who that person was. I also like to go their because they are naturally quiet places. Graveyards are both peaceful, and loud. Like silence, but look whats here hidden that you cannot see. Especally old graveyards...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 18, 2009

    This morning my hubby

    and I went on sort of a date today. I got to go do one of my favorite pastimes and it was AWESOME!!!! We went to a huge cemetery with. Tons of beautiful old headstones and huge old trees. I loved the old gates everywhere with their pretty designs. My favorite besides the quiet...
    JessygotaBooBoo JessygotaBooBoo
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2016

    Praying In The Outdoor Church And Garden Museum

    My interest in grave yards came about by chance this summer.  I was out driving with my two boys and my youngest ( 2 years old ) pointed out the window and yelled " Park!  Park! " as he mistook the cemetery we were passing for a playground.   The...
    AnarChristian AnarChristian
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 26, 2009

    It Just Come's Natural.

    If you ask anyone that is into genealogy they will tell you that it's like a fever and you get into all aspect's of research. You find yourself starting to walk through old graveyard's when you get the chance. It is like walking through time looking at all the stone's and name's...
    Robert1256 Robert1256
    51-55, M
    Sep 7, 2010

    I Love To Read The Tombstones

    Sometimes my hubby and I like to walk through very old graveyards and read the tombstones.In doing this...we have come across a few famous ones...one being the grave of William Penn and one being the grave of Mark Twain and his family.One of the graveyards we visited had many...
    ayankee ayankee
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 11, 2009

    My First H.s. Party

    I was in drama class and became friends with the gothic crowd. Back then, we were called 'individuals'. Lmao! Anyways, one of the guys in my class invited me to a party that they were going to have at the cemetery. It was such a great idea that I had to go. It was funny...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 6, 2011

    Do You Hear The Whispers Of Their Stories Beckoning You From Beyond?

    I traveled throughout the United States and most of Canada.  Those visits have brought me to many beautiful places, but none of them speak as eloquently to my soul as the old and often abandoned graveyards.  From the lush green foliage and creek-filled Prince Edward...
    Skiilah Skiilah
    51-55, F
    Nov 9, 2009

    YEA, THO I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF DEATH,

    I SHALL FEAR NO EVIL. Evil is thy friend, the darknees is thy cloak. I am every where, but yet, nowhere. I am niether here nor there. I see everything but tell nothing. I WALK THE DARK SIDE. The side many are afraid to enter. You do no enter into my world because you fear...
    STORMCHASER10 STORMCHASER10
    41-45, M
    Jul 14, 2015

    Just When The Weather Is Stiffening....

    We go party in the land of stiffs! Goths as ghosts among the dead and sleeping, loving it. That place to meander among ghouls. Just on the other side of the church near the school!
    aoutdouze aoutdouze
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 14, 2013

    Cemetery Wanderings

    we walked through the unblemished coat of snow between the rows of stone he says to me "I feel bad for walking on them" and I reply "They like the company" the immigrants' limestone has worn down so far the memories are almost disintegrated he says to me "So much death" and...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2013

    So Peaceful ...

    I find walking through graveyards very soothing and relaxing ... in all the seasons. In spring the trees and flowers are blooming, and the graveyard is surrounded by pleasant pastel colours of pinks and blues. In summer the leaves are green and the sun shines down its radiant...
    MamaJudia MamaJudia
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 27, 2009

    The Longing Of The Departed Souls

    I  love to go through graveyards spraying the graves with holy water.  We do not know what lies beyond for so many people.  If there is a fiery period of purgation for many then I hope the cool holy water brings spiritual and physical refreshment. On All Souls Day last...
    perseverer perseverer
    56-60, F
    Feb 22, 2010

    Grave Guardians

    I have seen some type of Grave Guardian on a battlefield.... Why would he be protecting the grave? For what reason? For revival? For the day of resurrection? To keep all the souls in the mass grave until they must go elsewhere? Until they are called to another battlefield...
    indigowitch indigowitch
    22-25, F
    Sep 17, 2012

    Graveyards Are Just Ridiculously Cool

    ...And graveyards are also a good place for sex. Think about it. Death and life. death and sex. I'm sure the guy that took me to a graveyard many years ago for sex wasn't thinking of it as "cool", but it is; it's very "cool". This particular graveyard was wonderful and old...
    mistressmonique mistressmonique
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 16, 2012

    I Got So Scared I .........

    When I was in college there was an old graveyard near by that was used as a lover's lane. The first time I ever went there on a date was the first time I had ever been in a graveyard at night. At first it made me feel creepy, but my date and I soon began making out and I stopped...
    rightwingblackbyrd rightwingblackbyrd
    22-25, F
    Oct 19, 2011

    It's Not Creepy

       I would imagine that there are a few in this group who get creeped out walking through graveyards, but I do not.  My grandmother and I used to go for walks through the cemetary when I was a kid.  It was a nice open area not far from her house, with few cars to worry about...
    lkosice lkosice
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 3, 2011

    I Do It Everyday . . .

    I walk through an ancient Church and Graveyard everyday on my way to University, it's one of the oldest and most beautifulist place in the City.
    ImaniCorleone ImaniCorleone
    18-21, F
    May 4, 2011

    I Like To Take Pictures, Too

    I've enjoyed visiting cemeteries since I was a child. My mom always liked exploring random cemeteries and so I didn't really grow up with that fear of them that most people seem to have. When I am travelling, I like to find cemeteries and take pictures of any graves that catch my...
    IgnoreMe IgnoreMe
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 12, 2009

    What Graveyard Guardians Do

    I saw some Graveyard Guardian, Was he keeping them asleep? Keeping them at peace? Lulling them back to a deathly slumber... ...So that they don't have to cross over To find the Light to a greater reality To true life... Maybe they don't want to live... They want to sleep, They...
    indigowitch indigowitch
    22-25, F
    Sep 17, 2012

    Taphophile

    That is a word I enjoy. It describes a very important part of me. I have always felt a certain peace when walking in cemeteries. I am awestruck by the symbolism and beauty of grave markers. I am happy to wander, and read, and make connections, between those who were laid to rest...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 25, 2011

    Bermuda

    We were ona short holiday in Bermuda and we went in an old graveyard which was full of old tombstones of victims of a cholera epidemic long ago , brought in by a sailing vessel . several centuries ago It seemed so sad and they were so far from home. A good place to contemplate...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 23, 2012

    I Do Rubbings

    I like to do rubbings of the really old grave stones.  I havent done them since my kids were born but it was one of my many hobbies in my late teens and in college.  You could fine some really old and really beautiful gravestones in those old country grave yards.
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Oct 15, 2009

    Bones Falling Out . . .

    i grew up near boston (now i live near salem) so there are lots of old graveyards to visit. we went to see a friend in a small new hampshire village, got there too early, and decided to go look around the local churchyard to kill time.  one of the mausoleums was open - the...
    Lucinnda Lucinnda
    61-65, F
    7 Responses Feb 1, 2011

    Theres Somthing About It

    i love to walk through old grave yards. i always stop and look at each induval grave. i wonder "what was his/her life like?" and "what prpouse did she have?" i belive that every single person in the grave yard desservs respect. somtimes i even have...
    LelouchZero LelouchZero
    18-21, T
    1 Response Nov 27, 2009
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