Sunday, May 27, 2012

Forgotten Place

Since Memorial Day is tomorrow, I wanted to post about the Sailor’s Home Burial Ground in Quincy. I had found it on a previous walk but the other day I had my phone with me and I took some pictures. This is off the beaten path next to a salt marsh and if you didn’t look for it once you saw the sign, you would never have known it was there.


If you are in the area, it is located on Fenno Street near Wollaston Beach.



The Sailor’s Home is long gone but this lonely cemetery looks forgotten. These are all veterans of the War of 1812 or the Civil War.


Someone comes to mow the lawn but does anyone else ever visit these graves?



It was a serene quiet place but I hope these graves aren’t totally forgotten on Memorial Day.

I have been alone most of the weekend, doing a lot of reading. Tomorrow I may venture out. If I roam about Boston at least I will be out and not at home wondering “what if”…..


  1. That is a really old cemetary.

    They are not forgotten because you saw that they existed. They are not forgotten because you told me and now I know that they are there.

    They lived, fought, died and existed.

  2. Sarah is right. They are not forgotten anymore thanks to you.


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