|A beautiful sculpture on a surgeon's grave.|
I finally had to ask her why she was at my house at 6:40 on a Monday evening. This was her response: "Cemetery walk?"
Oops. Luckily, I had taken a shower about an hour earlier, so I was clean and decently dressed. We ran upstairs and I slipped on some shoes. Then I had to move some suitcases from my bedroom back to the 'extra room' (read: the room where we dump all our crap that we don't know what do to with). I was in the middle of cleaning out that room (summer fort) and had been planning on working on it that evening. Not so much.
I am proud to report that I did have the presence of mind to grab my camera and most importantly, the gift card to our local ice cream place; Whitey's. I do have my priorities.
We made it in time to the graveyard and the tour was very cool. Our guide knew a lot of things about graveyards in general, but she also knew this cemetery specifically. She showed us where all of the Deere family was buried (yes, John Deere, remember World HQ is here), where Louis Bellson was buried and where Charles Dickens' son was buried. Apparently, he just happened to be here and was broke, so...
|Louis Bellson is from the area and is buried next to his father.|
If you have never taken a cemetery tour, I highly recommend it. It was very interesting and we didn't even see a single ghost.
|This statue was vandalized and|
the still do not have any idea
where her head is.
|The son of Charles Dickens.|
|This is the headstone of a soldier who fought in the Civil War.|
The cemetery has an entire section devoted to these soldiers.
|The mighty Mississippi.|
|It is easy to see why this|
cemetery is a popular place for
the locals to walk and ride bikes.