Visited an old cemetery outside of Philadelphia this weekend…. and passed about 100 others. This area is a taphophile’s paradise! The reason we actually visited this one is that the lawn is maintained by three sheep, and why wouldn’t you go to a cemetery that has sheep! I couldn’t actually get close enough to pet them (though I tried!), so I just have to imagine how soft they feel when I look at the photos.
One of the stops during my visit to Philadelphia over the Thanksgiving holiday was to the Christ Church burial ground, where Benjamin Franklin is buried (and several other important figures in American history, but like most Americans I couldn’t tell you anything about who they are or what they did…). The more interesting aspect of this cemetery, for me at least, is the old worn away gravestones that means no one knows who’s buried there.