Monday, October 18, 2010
I've always told people, if they wanted to listen to me, that one of the most beautiful places in the city is Evergreen Cemetery. As you head in the main gate that leads towards the cemetery office, bear right on the main tar drive and look for these iron gates, that indicate the small Pine Grove burial grounds. It's a small private lot that is almost indistinguishable from the main cemetery. Growing up nearby meant that I spent a lot of time wandering the myriad of roads and trails in these parts. We always entered the cemetery, regardless of the season, via the very step hill that leads to this old section. Whether it was skating on the many ponds in winter, playing golf among the stones or daring each other to get from one end to the other near midnight, it is a place that clutches lots of memories.