Mount Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood, SD

This is the first time I’ve refused to go in a cemetery. Passing through Deadwood, South Dakota on the way back to Colorado, we thought the walk up steep Lincoln Avenue would yield a nice chance to stretch our legs and see an historic cemetery.  No, it was $2 to visit Mt. Moriah Cemetery because of…

First Presbyterian Church of Sparta Cemetery, Sparta, NJ

I lived in New Jersey for for almost sixteen years before I moved to the DC area. I went to the First Presbyterian Church once with my friend Liz in 2003(?).  I attended the Institute for Spiritual Development once during my metaphysical church attendance phase/spurt/when it was convenient to attend metachurch in 2011-2012.  I started…

Niwot Cemetery, Niwot, CO

Good ol’ Niwot, a tiny town between Longmont and Boulder, has a cemetery that’s a state historical site.   There are also a bunch of children from the 1890s who died in Niwot.   Real Western graves   Someone had planted a bunch of tulips around the cemetery at one point. They’ve spread thickly between…

Brethren Church Cemetery, Hygiene, Colorado

TC and I went for a bike ride to the Hygiene Market, where all the bike tools stop for a drink and a bar. The market also makes all gluten-free treats, and if you know me from Gothic Granola, you know I love vegan and gluten-free treats. Finding a cemetery on the way was incidental but…

Longmont Cemetery II | Longmont, Colorado

This cemetery is on our nightly walking route (and right across the street from Walgreens) so it was easy to return and take another round of iPhone photos. Things that go “bump” in the night Possibly related to TC’s mother’s father? Wait, no, wrong last name.     Hover, undoubtedly the progenitors of the other…

Longmont Cemetery I | Longmont, Colorado

Longmont Cemetery is another typical small-town cemetery in Colorado, replete with Masons, Eastern Star ladies, and Oddfellows. The graves go back to approximately the early 20th century. It’s a hefty spot of land off Main Street on the north side of Longmont, so this is collection one of two.   The ancestors of the people who…