Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Girl in the Graveyard
Buffalo, NY has its Forest Lawn cemetery, in which many notable individuals rest. While I haven't noticed anyone of any level of fame in Pultneyville, it's always interesting to see some of the old town names. In the case of p-ville, there are names such as Lagoner -- one of the oldest gravestones. The family has been in the area going way back -- and they are the same family that still owns a farm today. I shop at Lagoner Farms.
The cemetery my family is buried in is where Walt Whitman, Christopher Morley, and William Cullen Bryant -- lots of writers, now rest. Obviously, you can tell a lot about a town by the people buried in their cemetery. The community where I was raised was very literary. The city I live in now was the second biggest city in the country at one point -- hence presidents, big businessmen, and wealthy landowners from that time rest beneath massive sculptural memorials. Oh yeah, and Rick James is there too -- just to shake things up.
I really enjoy small town cemeteries because of their simplicity. My plan is to spend more time this summer taking pictures in graveyards and then seeing what I can do with them. I doubt I will turn out any real masterpieces or learn anything earth shattering, but it's nice to have an odd creative hobby!