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.

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

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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.

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

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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”…..

2 comments:

  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.

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

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