Catching Up

July 31, 2010

It seems I never posted from last week’s trip.  Granted, it was just a handful of cemeteries but interesting all the same.  One of the cemeteries visited was the Shelburne Road Cemetery in South Burlington.  I’m not sure how many people have ever noticed this cemetery but it’s next to Freedom Nissan (the new location), tucked back in the trees.  Amazingly, this  is still an active cemetery although it also holds some much older stones as well.

The two names for the weekend were Tirzah and Lodoiska.

Mount Calvary Cemetery, Burlington

Munson Cemetery, Colchester

Shelburne Road Cemetery, South Burlington

Union Cemetery, Ferrisburgh


Lazy Weekend

July 18, 2010

St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Winooski

So only a handful of cemeteries this weekend but lots of pictures.  My favorite of the weekend was St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Winooski.  Many of the stones there are in French.  The other interesting side trip was to two Jewish cemeteries in South Burlington.  I love the tradition of leaving stones to mark the visiting living remembering those gone.

Ahavath Gerim Cemetery, South Burlington

Burlington Hebrew Holy Society Cemetery, South Burlington

Fanny Allen Cemetery, Colchester

Fanny Allen Cemetery, Colchester

Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery, Colchester

Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington. All of the small stones in this section are numbered, most with just a number and no name. From what I can tell they are all children. Where I was standing was #245.

Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington. Another section of children, this one dedicated to children who died in "The House for Destitute Children".

Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington. Yet another small section of children, this one marked with a small set of empty shoes.

Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington. The more traditional lambs making the graves of these children readily noticable.

Merrill Cemetery, Colchester

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, Colchester

St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Winooski

St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Winooski

St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Winooski

St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Winooski

St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Winooski. Unfortunately children seemed the theme this weekend. This small grouping in the middle of a row of stones were all children.

St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Winooski

St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Winooski

St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Winooski

St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Winooski

St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Winooski

St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Winooski

Impromptu Search

July 11, 2010

Evergreen Cemetery, Pittsford. Main gate, "Given by the Young Ladies Society".

Today’s name is dedicated to my Great-Uncle Jack, and the name is….Miehetabel.  That was the name he called anyone whose name he couldn’t remember, and I found it today at the Wetmore Cemetery in Chittenden.

Todays impromptu and un-researched trip brought us through Orwell, part of Pittsford and Chittenden. 

I’m surprised by the fact that so few cemeteries are marked with signs.  With the exception of the Islands, which were incredibly well-marked, rarely on the smaller old cemeteries am I finding others marked.

Evergreen Cemetery, Pittsford. Definitely one of the creepiest stones I've come across.

Baird Cemetery, Chittenden

Bump Cemetery, Chittenden

Horton Cemetery, Chittenden

Lakeview Cemetery, Orwell. Some cemeteries have the best views!

Lakeview Cemetery, Orwell

Mountain View Cemetery, Orwell. The tree stump indicates a child, this was a 10 year old girl. What is unusual about this is the bird. Lambs are a popular animal for children, birds are not often seen.

North Cemetery, Orwell

St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Pittsford

St. Paul's Cemetery, Orwell

Wetmore Cemetery, Chittenden

The original plan was to stop at several cemeteries on the way up and back from our 4th of July celebration in Underhill. 

Given the heat and the fact that my allergies are acting up I decided to forgo today’s expedition so I’m posting a few of my favorites from Cote-de-Neiges in Montreal, hope you enjoy.

Today brought me up and over the mountain (Breadloaf Mountain that is) and then back.  22 cemeteries before the day was too long, ranging from fairly new, still active, to hardly readable, to old as the Revolutionary War.

Today also won the prize for creepiest cemetery thus far.  This goes to St Therese Cemetery in Ripton.  while at first it just looks a little eccentric upon further evaluation it definitely hits the creep factor.  There is one “normal” stone at the back, a couple, one it appears not dead yet?  The rest, 5 in all, are all babies.  All of them.  Each, except one, is a flat stone on the ground with a mini shrine at the head, missing whatever statuette may have originally been held in it’s shelter.  All of the babies a month old or less….

Regarding names, I couldn’t pick just one so instead have 3 favorites of the day:  Zilpha, Zadook and Tryphena.

Eight cemeteries were missing in action today.  If anyone has any idea how/where to find them please let me know.

East Middlebury:  Rice Cemetery

Salisbury:  Village Cemetery, Nabby Cooper Cemetery

Ripton:  North Goshen Cemetery, Cushman Cemetery

Hancock:  Kirby Cemetery, Lewis Cemetery

Granville:  Hubbard Cemetery

Branch Cemetery, Ripton

Cooks Cemetery, Ripton

East Warren Cemetery, Warren

Elmwood Cemetery, Granville

Foote Street Cemetery, Middlebury

Galvin Cemetery, Ripton

Galvin Cemetery, Ripton

Gea (or Gee) Cemetery, Ripton. The unmarked grave of my Great-Great Grandfather is in this cemetery.

Holman (or Salisbury) Cemetery, Salisbury

Irasville Cemetery, Irasville

Maxham Cemetery, Hancock. Located right on the side of Route 125, this cemetery is the resting place of the Maxham's "and daughters".

North Hollow Cemetery, Granville

North Hollow Cemetery, Rochester

Prospect Cemetery, East Middlebury

South Fayston Cemetery, Waitsfield

South Hollow Cemetery, Granville

St. Therese Cemetery, Ripton

St. Therese Cemetery, Ripton

Village Cemetery, Hancock

Village Cemetery, Waitsfield

Wait Cemetery, Waitsfield

Warren Cemetery, Warren

Warren Cemetery, Warren

Warren Schoolhouse Cemetery, Warren - this cemetery I found on mistake!

Warren Schoolhouse Cemetery, Warren

Wst Salisbury Road Cemetery, Salisbury

West Salisbury Road Cemetery, Salisbury