A Small History

I find these tiny cemeteries picturesque and poignant at the same time. I was really unhappy with the first painting of this cemetery and decided to drive around to the other side to get a different view.
I think this is a better picture of the fingerprints that have been left here for the last 250 years.
Some places space is a premium but even cemeteries are permanent. In Vermont churches may be sold to new owners and converted to different purposes but the cemeteries seem to be largely untouched. when we hiked up the mountain behind our house, we’ve stumbled upon an ancient family burial plot here and there.
I don’t want to headstone or burial plot when I die, but I do love wandering the cemeteries, trying to glean something about the history of the people who once lived here.

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