Almost Midnight in Salem, Massachusetts, USA

You never know what you might see wandering around Salem! These stones are in front of St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Salem, Massachusetts. The title of this blog post is a reference to the Nancy Drew computer game, Midnight in Salem, which was released in December 2019, and as of April 2020 I have yet to…

Woodlawn Cemetery, Concord (Penacook), New Hampshire, USA

Long time, no blog!  In 2019, I visited approximately 4 cemeteries, 2 of which were in New England.  2018 was another year of double house moves, and 2019 was dreadfully unpleasant. In 2019, my first world problems included living in New Hampshire and dealing with “New England nice.”  On the upside, I was closer to…

Hannah Dustin Massacre Site, Boscawen, New Hampshire

Much like the Cozens Family Shrine, I can’t not see this statue from US-4 in Boscawen, New Hampshire, at the confluence of the Contoocook and Merrimack Rivers.  This is the first time I’ve knowingly been to an “Indian burial ground,” i.e., Native American massacre site.

Family Plot – Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA, USA

Your taphophilic correspondent attended a rather important family funeral in April 2018. I caught a glimpse of a super neat gold-coloured sarcophagus lid at the gravesite but was respectfully keeping my phone put away. One of the most poignant moments of the day was watching the hearse do a K-turn in the cul-de-sac of my…