Took a walk in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY, today and saw some unusual things

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Jock Elliott, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Sometimes I felt like I was in Middle Earth.


    And sometimes those old-timers just told it like it is.


    Cheers, Jock
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  2. I listened to a podcast a few days ago about the varying burial rituals around the world and the great lengths we go to to preserve/memorialize those who have passed on.

    Quite fascinating to think about what we do for those who have passed on.
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  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Many cemeteries are wonderful to walk through.. I tend to still call them graveyards. My father is buried in his family's plot out in a beautiful rural area on Long Island...and my mother is in Long Island Sound...where she used to sail. Although I like to look at graveyards, I think I prefer to be gone in the wind.
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  4. I like cemeteries/graveyards because generally they feel quite peaceful.
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  5. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    Cemeteries are special places. There's the sense of mortality, or possible immortality. The trees, small wildlife, old architecture the unexpected things...
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  6. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

    Apr 18, 2014
    Canary Islands
    My late great grandfather took me to the local cemetry almost every day until I became 5 years old and had to go to school. Later in my life, when I lived in Kathmandu, Nepal, I often visited the burning ghats next to the Pashupatinath temple complex and it didn't take me long to come to a decision.
    Needless to mention that the locals are pretty tired of foreign photographers literally elbowing their way through the crowds to get close-up shots of the bodies, something I've witnessed almost every time I went down there.
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