One of my walking buddies is a genealogist, and she reminded me that cemeteries are favorite haunts for those who are pursuing information about their family histories. Besides the documentation of births and births, cemeteries hold so many hidden, untold stories that may never be known.
For me, there is something so peacefully haunting about cemeteries, especially places that contain hundreds of years of memories. I wandered the paved roadway through this cemetery in Medway, MA, founded in 1750, in the early morning. As we ended our walk we were surprised by several bluebirds flitting among the branches of a huge tree. The more we watched, the more birds we saw. A wonderful New England summer morning.
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Marjorie Turner Hollman
Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and has completed two guides to Easy Walking trails in Massachusetts, “Easy Walks in Massachusetts 2nd edition,” and “More Easy Walks in Massachusetts.” A native Floridian, she came north for college and snow! New England Regional Chair for the Association of Personal Historians, she is a Certified Legacy Planner with LegacyStories.org, and is the producer of numerous veterans interviews for the Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s History Project. http://www.marjorieturner.com