A-Z Challenge,  Boston,  Travel,  Uncategorized

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)


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