Today we are walking a dirt path in Western Cemetery. It's a small burial ground of about 12 acres dating back to the 1700s. It is the city's second oldest cemetery. It has been inactive since 1910. The bricked-in line of these seven underground tombs is not a good sign. Sadly over the years, many graves here have been desecrated, broken open in the hopes of finding riches, I guess. These places used to be fronted with cast iron doors. Quite easy to break into. Why anyone would do this just boggles my mind. Point of information at this point: there is a plot of about 100 graves of Irish Catholics, who were driven here during the potato famine, and Longfellow's parents have burial sites here , but contents are empty. No one seems to know what happened to them. Moral to the story: After you are gone, you might be very well gone. Riches? I thought you couldn't take it with you.