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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed September 11th, 2013, 2:28 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Yes it is, but that back yard with the extensive forest is a need bit large for Capitol Hill. I guess urban sprawl wouldn't look as pretty ;)

Edit. Joust found this pic of Capitol Hill on wiki. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Seatt ... stcard.jpg[/quote]

Capital Hill is the first of many places I lived when we moved here from Alaska in 1977, my brother tried to drown me in the pond at Volunteer Park! And by the way who builds a cemetery next to a park?!

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PS the park and cemetery are on or very near to where I lived on CH, as in I could walk there.
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Post by Madeleine » Wed September 11th, 2013, 2:43 pm

We've got one next to a small park near where I live.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed September 11th, 2013, 2:53 pm

I could see the grave stones through the gate at the play area. I had a real fear of them for a long time. It took a lot of coaxing on my brother's behalf to get me to come see Bruce Lee's grave. Brandon died when I was in college, so he wasn't there yet. I'm still not a big fan of going to cemeterys but I enjoy reading about them.

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Post by Madeleine » Wed September 11th, 2013, 3:10 pm

I wouldn't like to live next door to one, but if we come across an old cemetery on a walk it can be fascinating looking at the really old graves, there are some wonderful names, and they do have an atmosphere all their own.
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Post by Misfit » Wed September 11th, 2013, 3:41 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]I wouldn't like to live next door to one, but if we come across an old cemetery on a walk it can be fascinating looking at the really old graves, there are some wonderful names, and they do have an atmosphere all their own.[/quote]

I love old cemeteries. The one in Bodie, CA is all kinds of awesomeness. I don't know that I'd want to live next to one. @ SM, I've never spent much time downtown or in the older neighborhoods on the hill. I'm a south-end girl ;)
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Post by Mythica » Wed September 11th, 2013, 5:37 pm

Cemeteries never bothered me but since getting into genealogy, I love them, especially old ones. I feel such a connection to the past.

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Post by Divia » Fri September 13th, 2013, 8:13 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Capital Hill is the first of many places I lived when we moved here from Alaska in 1977, my brother tried to drown me in the pond at Volunteer Park! And by the way who builds a cemetery next to a park?!

SM

PS the park and cemetery are on or very near to where I lived on CH, as in I could walk there.[/quote]

Cemeteries and parks were one in the same in the Victorian Era. You would take your family and have lunch at Aunt May's gravestone.

I am a cemetery dweller and I love them!!!!!!!!!!! I take photos, and am obessed with the carvings. I think they are beautiful and the most peaceful places around. No one goes into cemeteries. You want to escape the world go there.
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Post by Misfit » Fri September 13th, 2013, 9:45 pm

I could almost swear we've got an old thread here on cemeteries. We'd best back on topic before BB decides to moderate us :o :)
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Post by Lisa » Sat September 14th, 2013, 10:38 am

[quote=""Divia""]Cemeteries and parks were one in the same in the Victorian Era. You would take your family and have lunch at Aunt May's gravestone.

I am a cemetery dweller and I love them!!!!!!!!!!! I take photos, and am obessed with the carvings. I think they are beautiful and the most peaceful places around. No one goes into cemeteries. You want to escape the world go there.[/quote]

There's a Victorian-era cemetery in the centre of Aberdeen that's full of people having lunch every day. When I go I prefer to sit on a bench than one of the gravestones though.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat September 14th, 2013, 12:40 pm

My husband and I had one of our first dates in a cemetery! We always check out the cemeteries when we travel.
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