Monday, October 29, 2012

What's In Your Neighborhood?

Lindi here.
My hubby and I took our dog on a walk this weekend. Saturday was beautiful--much too beautiful to stay indoors all day. Add to that the fact that our dog loves to be outdoors, we decided to drive about 1/4 a mile to a  neighborhood that never got built. They have roads paved and a lot of lots for sale, but only about 3 houses in the whole place. Anyway, it's a great place to walk the dog. (Or rather the dog walks me, but that's another post.)

We were walking along and there were tire tracks, like a make-shift driveway going up to one of the lots for sale. I suggested we walk up there and this is what we found.

A graveyard.

A very old graveyard.

These people, the Greens, died in the 1850's.
Amos and Elizabeth.

There were a lot of graves that just had jagged stones sticking out of the ground.

There was also some trash. Reeces wrappings, plastic coke bottles. People hang out there. We hung out there. For a little while.

What kind of strange or unknown things have you found in your neighborhood?


  1. Very cool! I suppose that lot isn't for sale. I would think they'd be having to protect the cemetery somehow.

    I love old cemeteries. So interesting. I really enjoyed some that we toured in Boston. Amazing to see those old graves, many of famous people.

  2. Hmmm...I don't know if I'd want to live where a graveyard was built.

    In the heart of PTC, commercial builders bought property on a main highway from a small church, then proceeded to build a Best Buy store as well as another smaller strip mall. Right in the middle of it is this small graveyard that had a decorative black fence around it. That seemed really strange to me.

    I guess I've kind of gotten used to it by now because mostly I don't notice it which is a little sad. To me, those that have come before should be honored rather than ignored.

  3. You know, there was a for sale sign right where the graveyard is. But I'm sure there's some division of the property so they can't sell that part. But would you build a house right next door?

    Very strange about the Best-Buy, Dianna. Hmmm...

  4. Sounds/looks like an interesting place to go exploring. Here in the burbs, it's pretty boring, but we do lots of exploring at the farm. We're always finding old bottles, pottery shards or old bricks. There's even an old dam that fell over along one of our paths. Very interesting.