Hannah & I are enjoying our time here in Guilford, CT today ~
visiting family and places that we hold in our memories of living in this quintessential
New England town ~
We come to this graveyard every time we are here...
not only to visit the site of where Peter's mom is lated to rest,
but to take in the tranquility and serenity of this old old place....
this is one of the oldest graveyards in CT ~
the towns of Guilford (Peter's home town)
and Stratford (my home town)
~ are presently celebrating their 375th year anniversary.
a befitting way to honor the foundling families we thought,
to visit their graves....
|headstone carvings are what initially inspired my love of folk art when I was very young...|
|very well-known family here in Guilford ~|
|Hannah reading the headstones...|
|the soapstone or slate headstones are my very favorite ~|
|unbelievably-precise hand carving|
old stones line the wall surrounding the graveyard...
early homes in the background of this photo below ~
once inhabited by the folks now in this graveyard a crossed the street from them...
Please come out & visit with me TOMORROW!!!!
I will be at the Country Mill in Newtown from 11:00 ~ 2:00
signing copies of my new book:
Summer at Notforgotten Farm
(link above on right sidebar)
|see you tomorrow!|
* Blessed be *