A contest of sorts.

Posted: May 14, 2007 in Maine, photography, vacation

During one of our days in Maine I took Calvin to see the Evergreen Cemetery in Portland. It kind of creeped him out that I would want to a) go to a cemetery for *fun*, and b) take pictures of other people’s graves and tombs. I find this stuff fascinating, though, and eventually he did too. While Evergreen Cemetery is one of the oldest non-private cemetery in Maine, it is by no means THE oldest. The majority of graves were from the 17- and 1800’s, but there are plenty of cemeteries all over Maine that have graves dating to the 1600’s.

Anyway, while there I discovered a tomb whose inscription I couldn’t fully decipher, and I thought it would be fun to make a little contest out of it for my readers. So, the first person to respond with the completed inscription wins a prize! Just send me an e-mail.

“A heritage of life
Beyond this guarded gloom
A kingdom – not a grave
A Heaven – not a tomb
Shall come to thee Our souls deep dreams
Our young affections have not (?) in (?)
Soon in (?) We shall (?) the (?) streams
And with the past be sorrow death and pain”

We also kept seeing these plants all over the place, does anybody know what it is?



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