10.09.2011

Susan and her daughter spent a lovely day together in the East Hampton cemetery. They took a pad of large sketch paper and a cookie tin filled with crayons that have been in use for the last thirteen years and did some grave rubbings.

East Hampton is a wonderful cemetery for this sort of thing, it’s got primitive headstones, soft grass, and is a very relaxing place to spend time. Susan doesn’t think much of East Hampton town however. Over the years all of the interesting little shops have been devoured by Tiffany, Coach and Juicy Couture, but the cemetery is reason enough to visit.

Susan is in love with old headstones and is always willing to walk through a cemetery to see some. One Veteran’s Day Susan, her little sister and their kids took a side trip to an upstate cemetery to visit an old pal from the neighborhood and spent time cleaning off all the veterans’ headstones. On another occasion Susan and her daughter spent an hour in a witheringly hot cemetery in Maine where they read the headstones of seven children who all expired over the course of a few months.

Sad stuff, but not today.




6 comments:

The Zadge said...

I love cemeterys too. Even though I have directed those who survive me to burn me to bits. Not at a stake in Salem, though.

Cupcake Murphy said...

I LOVE cemeterys about a bagajillion times more than I like Nordstroms.

Dawn in D.C. said...

I love old cemeteries, too. Looks like a good day.

Kathryn said...

There's a very old cemetery in Erik's home state that is actually listed as a must see in my "Things to See & Do in OH" book. The book listed that you can get married in the cemetary's chapel, but that may be pushing my love of cemeteries limit.

Meg at the Members Lounge said...

I love cemeteries, too! I walk by where Paul Revere and John Hancock are buried right in the middle of the city. So cool.

linlah said...

I spent time in a graveyard this weekend. An historic graveyard as old as the gold mines.