Sunday, October 31, 2010

"Our Dear Lizzie" - Mt. Auburn

"She was the sunshine of our home,
An angel to us given!
Just when we learned to love her most
God called her back to Heaven."

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Brothers Albert and Henry Noll - Mt. Auburn

Albert Noll

Henry Noll

Saturday, October 23, 2010

George Thorndike Angell - Mt. Auburn

"We must never forget that the infinitely most important work for us is the humane education of the millions who are soon to come to the stage of action."

George Thorndike Angell

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mt. Hope in Bangor, Maine

It was a gorgeous fall day this past Columbus Day Weekend when Susie and I took a stroll through Mt. Hope Cemetery in Bangor, Maine. They claim to be the second oldest pastoral cemetery in the United States, after Mt. Auburn in Cambridge. We couldn't find Hannibal Hamlin -- the office is close don Saturday so we had to wander without a map. But it was a grand day to be out strolling through a large bit of New England history.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"Emeline and Her Children" lie in Mt. Auburn

"A bowed by sudden storms, the
Sinks on the garden's breast,
Down to the grave our sister goes
In silence there to nest."

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Mystery of James Scorgie - Mt Auburn

James has left a tiny but enigmatic little mystery for us (for me at any rate):

"After me cometh a builder tell him I too have known."

Who was the builder (and what did he build) and what did James know? And who were the others that knew?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Caroline Morin - Mt. Auburn

She came all the way from the Department of the Loire to die in Boston at the age of 29. Did she live well? Did she miss her family, her language her food, her wine, her life? Or had she started over here, making a new life, a new family, with new ideas and different traditions?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Robert Gould Shaw, Jr. Memorial - Mt. Auburn

For the fans of Glory, and especially for my brother-in-law, Dick VandenBerg, who has exposed this incredible story to hundreds of high school students over the years.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Mt. Hope in Bangor, Maine

Final resting place of Hannibal Hamlin (Lincoln's 1st VP), gangster Al Brady, and many other near-famous and infamous people, Mt. Hope claim's to be the second pastoral cemetery built in America (after eMt. Auburn in Cambridge, MA).

Edward F. Jones - Mt. Auburn - updated 1/25/2011

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010