Lancaster Pennsylvania’s Graveyard Rabbit Linda took a one week trip to California to see family and to get a few things from Mother’s home before the sale . While in California she had the opportunity to meet Graveyard Rabbit Diane and we hopped from graveyard to graveyard and then strolled through each of them!
We started at “Diane’s Cemetery,” Sunnyslope in Corona, went on to Sherman Indian School Cemetery and ended up at Olivewood Cemetery in the heart of Riverside. At the second graveyard, Sherman Indian School Cemetery, we recorded our visit and I am now sharing it with the rest of you bunnies out there. Diane has already written a blog on it, and may even write another after this visit . . . hmmmmmm-m-m-m
We’ll start with Diane:
Graveyard Rabbit Diane
Is it just me, or does it seem odd that this beautiful monument is at the back gate and not facing the arch and wide gate on the street side?
Graveyard Rabbit Linda
Bunny Linda may not be as tall and photogenic as Bunny Diane, but rest assured nobody could have enjoyed herself more! We both saw different things in the Cemeteries, looking at the same thing. I’ve come to believe maybe we should always take a buddy with us to get a another’s perspective when we hop from place to place ~ what do you think?
Old headstone, nail and new headstone.
All of the headstones were alike and none of them had a name on it, with the exception of some that I’ll mention later. In the front of each one of them was what appeared to be a rusted nail, with the head the size of a penny. (Look hard in the above picture, you’ll see it!) I tried to clean off the top, thinking perhaps they were numbered, but without a brush or some cleaning agent, I was unable to do it ~ simple spit on the end of my finger didn’t cut it! The nail was between what remained of the original headstone and the new headstone. What do you think the nail was? Diane and I’d be interested . . .
Example of the new, uniform headstone
There were a few headstones with names on them and they were either in front or in back of the generic, uniform headstone. My personal opinion is that the family placed them, so their child’s grave is marked.
A view of the graveyard
These two pictures (above and below these two paragraphs) are two pictures that show the uniqueness of this cemetery. Some of the graves have been forgotten over the years, with children separated from parents by miles and states, and others have not been forgotten with stones and plastic flowers, to keep the color alive!
You’ll also notice an arch of rebar around one of the older headstones in the right front of the above picture. Scattered throughout the Cemetery, there were several of these. Some of them still had the cement from the old headstone attached.
My favorite photograph of the day shows the spirit with which we embraced our hopping. My new bunny buddy was kicking dirt off of one of the nails, but to me, she appears to be dancing! For this reason, I’ve called this picture ~ “Dancing on a Grave!”
Dancin' on Your Grave!
I’ve found a new friend and know that when I go back to California (and I go several times a year to visit family) I have a playmate! Keep that Blue Bug fired up and ready to go, Diane!
. . . so many cemeteries; so little time!
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