We were in Sandwich the other day and had some time to kill between appointments so my trusty chauffeur took me around to take pics. He is usually pretty creeped out by cemeteries but I love them, so I was surprised he said he'd take a walk through the super old one on Shawme Pond, where many of the town founding families are buried.
Most of the graves date to the 1700s and 1800s. The really old ones, from the late 1600s are worn too much to read. The most recent year of death I saw was 1924.
Lichen and moss are doing a number on the fragile stones.
It was late afternoon and a perfect time to take a stroll. So quiet.
First Church of Christ
The old stone art is beautiful. Gravestone rubbings are illegal here.
This is at the Catholic cemetery, St. Peter's. This section is called 'Crucifixion' and my dad, cousins, aunt and uncle are buried directly behind it.
Every now and then you'll see these super sad children's stones.
I wonder what happened to her?
Looking at the Round Barn at Heritage Plantation.