Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

October 21, 2016

Centre Cemetery, Wareham

I spied this picturesque cemetery on my way to the cranberry festival and made a mental note to go back on a nice afternoon.  


It's huge, and the part I was interested in was extremely old, with graves to the mid 1800s, but there were a lot that were so weather worn you couldn't see anything anymore.


The stone work was beautiful in those days.





It was 75 degrees the day I went.  The foliage is peaking and starting to go by.  It's a very small window.


"Thy Will Be Done"







Died at sea at age 11 in 1854.  I wonder what happened?  Did he take sick and die?  Was he lost overboard?








10 comments:

  1. I've never really looked at cemeteries JoJo, although we used to live next to a black cemetery in NC. It was supposed to have been a slave cemetery hidden in the woods.

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    1. I would love to have seen that. My cousin just mentioned that he'd love to see an old slave cemetery. I love the real old cemeteries. They are so peaceful.

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  2. Wow. What a lovely fall day. You captured history Such tales of old. Bet it would be spooky at night.

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    1. Oh there's no way I'd ever set foot in one at night, although I was braver when I was a kid. One of my friends lived next to one and we used to go out there at night sometimes and scare ourselves silly.

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  3. I'm one who does look around cemeteries, and if they are old enough, the history of the place just reeks of times gone by. I didn't get to all the cemeteries in the old part of Paris, only two - Pere Lachaise and saw a bit of Montmartre Cemetery. There are a few older cemeteries in Vancouver, but the west coast is younger and many of the First Nations burial grounds, especially near Stanley Park were destroyed by city development.

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    1. I could've gone to Pere Lachaise but I was so exhausted that day I had to lay down. Regret it now. I wasn't a fan of the Paris portion of our trip and it was the day b/f we left.

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  4. Fantastic photos, JoJo!!! I just love the old cemeteries in New England!

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    1. Thanks Amy! Me too!!!

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  5. your post is very close to describe the fall season dear .cemetery has so many leaves who left their trees of life

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