Friday, August 12, 2011
Right in the square is an old cemetery adjacent to one of the first Unitarian Universalist churches in the country. How many times have I walked past that church? This was my first time to do a little urban exploring. All the tombstones written in Latin slowed us down just a bit but we persevered until we found the last resting spot of one Mr. Levi Bridge....he was a man of various acquirements...... Improved by education, study, and use.
I don't think it is macabre to ponder one's tombstone while still living, in fact, I think you better. 20 years ago, my tombstone would have read "She loved hats and she never voted for a Republican." So, not only do you have to ponder your tombstone, you have to re-ponder every now and again. I would add that if you are really blessed, you will have an old friend who carries your history and honors who you have become and does not think it a bit odd that you take her to look at graves when she comes to town. I love you Jen!