Just a Walk in the Park, uhm, Cemetery

This afternoon was a beautiful day for a walk.  So I loaded up MM with her juice and apple sauce and off we went up the street in her little wagon.

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The air was damp and cool from our morning rain and the leaves crunched under our feet.

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As we walked we pointed out the things we saw: cat, tree, train, and shoes {on our feet}.  She talked about who she wanted to see: “Daddy! Daddy! Daddy!”

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We had quiet moments where we just looked around us.  I saw beautiful old windows in a house that is under restoration.  She watched the squirrels jumping from tree-to-tree on their hunt for acorns and pecans.

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We were on our way to the city cemetery–one of our favorite walking destinations.  MM always loves to run through the grass and sit on the “little walls”.  That’s what I call the small borders of granite and marble that are along each family’s plot.

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We stop by and see relatives.

We check on the graves of the people for who our house is named.

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And you know, originally I was going to make this a spooky Halloween post with black and white photographs of the tombstones, but I realize that’s not our little city cemetery at all.

It’s a peaceful, non-threatening place and one that we really enjoy visiting.

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One Response to Just a Walk in the Park, uhm, Cemetery

  1. Val October 28, 2010 at 11:28 am #

    I LOVE that you are teaching MM that cemeteries are lovely places. I think that cemeteries are some of the most beautiful parks that exist in this country, full as they are of beautiful sculpture, stonework, buildings, and such. I have many fond memories of going to tend the graves of relatives as a child, and I still do it today. I think it’s very important to show our respect in such a way.

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