Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Snyder's graveyard

Our new house is a 5 minute walk from a tiny graveyard. Even though we love graveyards, we'd never visited, mostly because there aren't any sidewalk and the graveyard is on a busy road.

But today I decided that enough was enough, and the kids and I walked over. I figured our comfort with walking in/with/through Bangalore traffic would mean that the walk would be fine for us. And it was, in the sense that we emerged unharmed. But man, people drive too fast around here! I'd rather walk in Bangalore traffic any day.

The graveyard was fantastic, however.

Zion wanted his picture taken with the oldest grave in the graveyard, which belonged to the wife of a Revolutionary war soldier, while Liel liked this monument-y thing.

Some of the graves were overgrown, and one of them was holding up a tree. Some were so weathered it was impossible to read them.

We had a really lovely visit, and plan to go back on semi-regular basis. Even the dead like the occasional visitor, right?


Jennifer said...

I love old graveyards. I try to imagine what life must have been like for the people buried there. The older they are the more fascinating it is to me. Thanks for sharing!

Jo said...

I love old grave yards too!
Your photos are lovely. I like seeing the fall colors.
Most lovely of all, are Zion and Liel.:)

Kristofer Young said...

Thanks for the outing!

CoffeeInspired said...

Love graveyards too. The inscriptions, the etchings, way cool. Thanks for sharing.