A scenic drive with the dead.

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Part of our leisurely drive down the coast last week included a cruise through Laurel Hill Cemetery.

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And while that might sound a little odd or off the beaten track..

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I assure you we weren’t the only ones. It’s a beautiful spot and very popular with walkers as well.

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I’ve always found cemeteries to be peaceful and serene places, and this one was simply gorgeous.

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Meticulously maintained…

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This section with perfectly trimmed hedges was especially nice.

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Did I mention the dearly departed have a water view?

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There were hundreds of fascinating old gravestones dating back to the 1700’s and a few modern memorials…. that to me, looked out of place.

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Some of the decorative iron fencing was fabulous. For when you really don’t like your neighbors… living or dead.

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Yes, if I lived closer…

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I’d be taking frequent strolls with the dearly departed.

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20 thoughts on “A scenic drive with the dead.”

  1. I love the local cemetery! We have a couple small private masoleums but I think no one’s actually in them. It’s on a hillside. Some of the markers in the back have been lost to sinkage caused by illegal oil drilling back in the 20s to 50s.

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      1. Pre covid, we had summer movies in the cemetery. And the historical society does a great event on the Sat before Halloween where they have costumed actors telling the life & death story of up to 12 people, changing them up every year.

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      2. Rocky Horror Picture Show was a ton of fun!! I was in a shadow cast in the 80s… something very few people experienced… so the crowd got to hear all the callbacks that I could recall. And a couple got married before the movie… I just remembered that! I gave them all the $$ I had on me (about $50) as a wedding present.

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  2. I’m like you. I find them so peaceful. What a beautiful place with so much history! If those stones could talk (I guess they really do when you stop to examine a life between the dash).

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  3. I too love cemeteries…I find them peaceful and filled with history that we can never truly fully know…and have been to this one also

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