From the Morgue
Sharon Sanders

Cemetery oddities

Posted Thursday, September 25, 2014, at 12:00 AM


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  • I've always been fascinated by the cemetery on the ridge overlooking Dutchtown. It's a hard pull up the hill in a modern car. I can't imagine what it would be like to be a pallbearer climbing the hill with carrying a casket.

    What's even more interesting than the fenced-in cemetery is the scattering of grave markers all over the hill.


    -- Posted by ksteinhoff on Thu, Sep 25, 2014, at 1:04 AM
  • Like Sharon, I've spent a lot of hours wandering around in old cemeteries. When I was a kid going to the Advance cemetery, I always looked for a gravestone with a ceramic portrait on it near my grandparents' graves.

    I was surprised to see a Bollinger County cemetery with scores of those portraits on the tombstones.


    I also love stones with a sense of whimsy and humor. These two stones in Bollinger County Memorial Park certainly fit that category.


    -- Posted by ksteinhoff on Thu, Sep 25, 2014, at 1:14 AM
  • Very interesting!

    -- Posted by capejoyce on Sat, Jan 17, 2015, at 3:59 PM