Friday, May 29, 2009

Cemeterys-and other people

Spousal support units and graveyards. It’s a delicate thing. “Can we stop at this cemetery since were going to be in the area”? “Okay, who’s there that you’re related to?” “Um, no body I know of.” “So now we just go to any old cemetery and look at any old dead people, not just yours!?!” “Well it looks like a very interesting place! And the art! Think of the art! (Thank god art covers just about anything you can think of these days!)”

Actually, he’s very understanding about my weird ways and obsessions.

Our vacation in April included a 30 mile detour to Old Holy Cross cemetery in Santa Cruz CA.

A bribe of lunch at Gail's deli and bakery in Capitola helped sweeten the deal.And I pointed out how crowded it was at the deli so we had lunch at the cemetery.

He got a nap in the car after lunch and I got to make a visit to a old,often neglected cemetery full of the history of early California.A sad example of how the first settlers have been treated and to photograph the-likely-final resting place of my 3rd great grandmother. Maria Eugenia Ynes Robles de Castro, a woman who's life was lived under the flags of 3 nations.


Joe Dallmann said...

Looks like it was worth the visit. Too bad not everyone can appreciate a good cemetery. Every time my girlfriend and I go somewhere different the first thing we ask ourselves is if there's a cemetery nearby.

Lori E said...

Cemeteries are often on prime pieces of land with lovely views and very old trees. A great place for a respectful lunch and a nap.
I am never sure of where to walk though as some of the stones are positioned in such a way that you are stepping on someone no matter how hard you try not to. What is the protocol?
Good luck with your new venture. Any questions...happy to help.