Gift #89: Spring Grove Cemetery

Today my mom and I enjoyed the grounds of the beautiful Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati.  We both enjoy visiting old cemeteries.  And with Spring Grove being one of the oldest cemeteries in the US and the second largest, we had our work cut out of us today.  I will not tell you how many hours we spent there, but it was a lot.  There are over 44 miles of road through the cemetery.  In addition, it is also a renown arboretum and garden.  In fact, we got to see the oldest tree in the cemetery – it’s an ancient white oak with a spread of a couple hundred feet, easily.  There are 15 lakes on the property and one of them was bordered by cypress trees.  We got to see the cypress roots sticking up along the shore (they’re called cypress knees)!!  About mid-afternoon we stumbled into a guide for a walking historic tour of the cemetery.  And we were off again, to learn more about the monuments and people buried there.  There are so many beautiful monuments and obelisks, and chapels there, it was amazing!  It was a wonderful day and I’m looking forward to sharing more of the particulars with you in the coming days. 

Blessings to you,


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