Monday, February 8, 2016

Mount Calvary

Yep, I was back at the cemetery. 

A different one, Mount Calvary, in Leavenworth. 

I'm going back when it's warmer, because it had some mysteries I'm 
very interested in knowing more about.  

One thing in which I'm very interested is knowing what monuments of this kind 
cost the people in the 1890's and early decades of the last century. 

The images of the grieving woman and the cross were repeated several times. 

"To thy cross I cling".  

I thought this woman was pretty remarkable, and I'll try to get a 
better picture of the beautiful wreath she is carrying. 

While this person was Italian... 
There were many, many Irish buried here. 

Many of the stones read from what county in Ireland the person had come. 

Notice what this one says? 

"Pray for their souls". 

They both died on the same date, it appears.  I wonder what the story was. 

I did not see an entreaty such as this on any other stone I saw yesterday. 

Love this sad little girl. 

I promise I won't bore you with a lot of graveyards, really. 

I am going back to this one when the office is open, because I have a lot of questions about 
some of the graves there. 

I have been under the weather all weekend, and we are having some very 
cold days, so I'm afraid the dogs are going crazy with boredom today, 
and we won't be walking for the next two days, at least. 

I need to get over this bug, whatever it is!