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Off The Beaten Path

Imagine walking in the woods looking for Tupperware using expensive satellites…otherwise known as geocaching…and tripping, most literally, over a tombstone. That is what happened to us a few years ago off the Eastern Trail near Portland.

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Cemetery Musings: Strange Dates

While walking through old cemeteries, or even new ones, I am always interested in the dates. How old was the person when they died? What time period did they live in? One day I stumbled upon a date that baffled me.

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Cemetery Musings: Coins

Have you ever noticed, when walking through a cemetery, that people often leave tokens on the headstones of their loved ones? The items vary and include photos, letters, toys, trinkets, statues, stones and coins. After a little research I found a reason, besides personal ones, for one of the items…coins.

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Cemetery Musings: Pet Cemetery

A musing is defined in the dictionary as “a product of contemplation; a thought”. As I wander through cemeteries, I am often thinking about the stones above the ground and the individuals that lie beneath. Why that epitaph, that symbol, that style of writing? These are just some of the “cemetery musings” that cross my mind.

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Pet Cemetery

When we have a little free time Teresa and I tend to jump in the truck and go out looking for cemeteries. It’s not often that you get a 45 degree sunny day in December so we took full advantage of the day and visited 3 cemeteries. We never knew these cemeteries were there even though I have driven by them thousands of times. The Last stop of the day was a Pet cemetery one of only two in Maine that I could find that was made for pets only. It was a great experience so I wanted to share it with all of you.

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Cemetery Musings: Cedar Trees

A musing is defined in the dictionary as “a product of contemplation; a thought”. As I wander through cemeteries, I am often thinking about the stones above the ground and the individuals that lie beneath. Why that epitaph, that symbol, that style of writing? These are just some of the “cemetery musings” that cross my mind.

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Written in Stone: Meet the Carvers – Noah Pratt, Jr.

Noah Pratt, Jr. was a third generation carver from Massachusetts. He followed in the footsteps of his grandfather and father along with two of his brothers and then passed the craft down to one of his sons. This generation of carvers was part of the shift from winged skulls and/or faces to other styles that happened in the late 1700’s. They were among the first to use realistic faces and figures.

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Written in Stone: Meet the Carvers - Lamson Family

The Lamson Family of Charlestown, MA were well known carvers. Their stones can be found as far north as North Andover, MA and as far south as Connecticut. A concentration of their stones can be found in Boston and on Cape Cod at Yarmouth Ancient Cemetery and Truro Old North Cemetery. Four generations of carvers are attributed to this family.

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Cemetery Musings: Broken Stones

A musing is defined in the dictionary as “a product of contemplation; a thought”. As I wander through cemeteries, I am often thinking about the stones above the ground and the individuals that lie beneath. Why that epitaph, that symbol, that style of writing? These are just some of the “cemetery musings” that cross my mind.

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Cemetery Musings: Shoes on a Wall

A musing is defined in the dictionary as “a product of contemplation; a thought”. As I wander through cemeteries, I am often thinking about the stones above the ground and the individuals that lie beneath. Why that epitaph, that symbol, that style of writing? These are just some of the “cemetery musings” that cross my mind.

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