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Friday, July 30, 2010

Walking in the Cemetery

We wanted to walk someplace different today, so we decided to go to the Riverside Cemetery in Asheville. It is a very old cemetery, and has been made into a park. Beautiful place all on hilly ground. There are 3 very notable persons buried there, Zebulon Vance, Thomas Wolfe, and William Sidney Porter (otherwise known as O'Henry). Some of the tombstones are so unique, and some are very old. 2 that caught my eye belong to nurses who served in WWI. We walked about 2 miles. Thought you might enjoy some pictures.

O' Henry
Folks place money on his stone as he was convicted of embezzlement and served time in prison in Ohio.

Nurses from WWI

Cool crypt built into hill.

Marble tree trunk

Zebulon Vance

Thomas Wolfe, author of Look Homeward Angel

Jewish part of cemetery


Tonya's Sewing Room said...

no way would I have ever walked in a grave me a big baby, i'm scared, lol