Thursday, April 12, 2018

Boston: K is for King's Chapel Burying Ground

Welcome to my third year participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year's theme is BOSTON.

Today's letter is K which will showcase the King's Chapel Burying Ground.

Okay, I will admit that I am cheating once again. While there is a King's Chapel Burying Ground, I only visited the Granary Burying Ground - a mere three-minute walk away.

While King's Chapel is the oldest cemetery in Boston (1630), the Granary Burying Ground is the third-oldest (1660) and serves as the final resting spot for such notable Americans as Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock.


What I adore about this city is the juxtaposition of modern vs historical.
Here we have a cemetery dating back to 1630 ... with contemporary
architecture rising in the background.

A simple tombstone for an American patriot.

SO many of these tombstones... the crossbones at the top
the death date of a child on the bottom. Here...
a mere toddler rests in peace.

I searched for this humble tombstone:
here lies Mother Goose ... who helps parents say goodnight to
 our children (and grandchildren)

6 comments:

  1. I don't think you are cheating. You are giving us info about the 'K' while sharing pictures and other tidbits about both the 'G' and the 'K'. That skull and crossbones is a bit weird for child's grave or so it seems to me. Why not an angel or lamb or something. LOL

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    1. We think alike :)
      And I agree with you... skull and crossbones for a two-year-old is a bit creepy.

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  2. I have never been to any of the cemeteries in Boston but do find cemeteries in general to be interesting places to visit. Weekends In Maine

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    1. I find them interesting as well - especially old ones with lots of history.

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  3. Very interesting facts, I didn't realize that Mother Goose was a real person.

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    1. ME NEITHER! I did a bit of research about the cemetery before going. Once I discovered she was buried there, I knew I had to find her.

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