Beach Hill from Boot Hill


The photo is a weather report as well as an excuse for the heading. Shirtsleeves were enough today. The grass is greening and everything is coming back to life … except the residents in the foreground, of course.

That’s Beach Hill in the background, trees still bare, but that will fill in within 3 weeks or so. A steep dip separates the hilltop in the graveyard from the hill we live on.

I was standing just where our street would come through, if the gravestones weren’t in the way. The dead are serving the living, preserving beautiful, well-treed space where we can walk and listen to the birds.

I visit some of the stones, too. When we moved to this area 29 years ago, I knew no one in the Norway Cemetery. Now I know a few.

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