My World Tuesday: Roxbury Boneyard

Boneyard

Boneyard

Boneyard

Veteran

I'm one of those creepy people who likes cemeteries but would like not to go alone, thanks. Here are some images of a little cemetery in Roxbury, Connecticut, where folks were buried from 1769 to 1966 and where the Daughters of the American Revolution remember all the soldiers with flags. The lock on the rusted gate closing the fence around a certain set of dead people amused me greatly. Gaining admission was not a problem.

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  2. I love cemeteries! Spend lots of time in them. :) Yours looks really old. :)

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  3. Interesting old cemeraty. I used to do rubbings of gravestones with my Girl Scout troops and by myself also.

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  4. I like cemeteries too Sandy and you got some great shots at this one.

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  5. I enjoy exploring old cemetary, alone or not. I love the boneyard designation.

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  6. Anonymous3:35 PM

    So many stories there to imagine.
    Greetings and good MW Tuesday to you!

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  7. These are fabulous shots! And so intersting. I love the old cememteries too -- have visited some in Savannah, GA and in Boston, so guess I'm one of the creepies, too, but there's just so much history! Great post! Thanks for sharing "your world"!

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  8. I love cemetaries, especially old ones. I am amazed at the condition of the stone more than 200 years old.

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  9. Anonymous3:45 PM

    I'm quite intrigued by cemeteries too, and like you I would never dare go by myself.

    Lovely post again Sandy.

    Have a blessed week.

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  10. I like visiting old cemeteries, too. I'm especially fascinated by tiny cemeteries on the prairie we've sometimes stopped to see.
    Interesting gravestones in your little cemetery.

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  11. I have been known to haunt (bad word choice)...to hang out in old cemetaries. It's interesting to read the stone inscriptions, and gain glimpses into lives lived so long ago. I remember being in a long-disused graveyard in northern New Brunswick, and seeing one crumbling ancient stone, surrounded by long grass and weeds: "Gone, but not forgotten" I wondered just how true that still was.

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  12. 'Roxbury Boneyard' sounds like a wonderful book: it's a wonderful post too! The winged skulls always fascinate me; any cemetary art does. Thanks for a beautiful post and photos Sandy!

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  13. What a neat old cemetary. The inscriptions on the old gravestones are so much more interesting than the modern ones.

    Nebraska Birding

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  14. Wonderful post. I love cemeteries too. My great find was a couple of graves of ship passengers - in a Massachusetts graveyard. They were small almost unnoticeable graves and the wording "Lost at Sea" caught my eye. That, along with the date led me to a bit of online research. Sure enough they were from the Titanic.

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  15. We both posted memorials today. :)

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  16. This is the first time i've heard the word 'boneyard'. Is it a substitute for graveyard?

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  17. Sandy, I am also one of those who likes to investigate grave yards and I don't mind doing it alone during the day. Your first photo is remarkable, it is so legible. I have been trying to read some of the older United Empire Loyalist headstones and they are so badly eroded. Absolutely great photos. I also love your "living swamp things" in your previous post. Thanks for sharing.
    Smiles

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  18. Lots of history there, great shots.

    Have a great week!
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  19. Whenever I go home I visit the cemeteries of my ancestors, whenever I can find one. It's always exciting when I do find one, as they are so rare. In Mississippi most were buried in mass graves.

    But I only go there in daylight ... not that I believe in ghost, but the mind has a way of playing tricks on us. Nice photos.

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  20. not tuesday yet on my side of the pond. i too love cemetries, they are so peaceful.

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  21. Anonymous6:08 PM

    I don't find them creepy places, just interesting with loads of history for pondering over.

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  22. Great shots - I love old cemeteries. Lots and lots of history in there. I'm not creeped out at all in there although some of what I see makes me sad (infant graves.)
    Thanks,

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  23. I confess to doing this too. Fascinating places some more historical than others like yours.

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  24. I love old cemeteries, we would make great friends.

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  25. Sandy: A wonderful place if you show respect for the people who have passed through this world. I don't thinl of you as at al creepy.

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  26. I love old cemeteries and went to one at twilight on a very foggy morning. I did almost wish for company, on the otherhand , had I not been alone I would not have experienced the crowded souls around me. I almost fled, but held my courage and later wrote a poem instead.

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  27. Like someone asked - why are there gates around a cemetry. The ones inside cant get outside and the ones outside are in no hurry to get inside :-)

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  28. I think cemeteries are intersting. I like to read the inscriptions on the tombstones. A friend of mine just died and had "I told you I was sick" on the back of his stone. You never know what you will read.

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  29. I too wouldn't have been able to go alone there. Interesting shots and info.

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  30. I like that too --You and I need to walk in the rain and visit some cemeteries to get some great picture

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  31. deborah's tombstone is great looking. Love the moss of time covering it.

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  32. I love the old history of this cementary and the fact that DAR still honor those who fought to bring this country into the world.

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful pic Sandy!

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  33. I also like old cemeteries with their variously decorated tombstones and sculptures. Wonderful and interesting images, Sandy.

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  34. These old stones are amazing.
    I don't think i could do this. Go to a cemetary to take photos even in day light.

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  35. Thanks for this post. It's interesting and informative! Thanks for your visit and have a nice day!

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  36. This looks so different to European cemeteries!

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  37. That US veteran headstone is really cool!

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  38. They can be creepy, but so serene.

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  39. Oh..I'm afraid of going to cemeteries. ;p

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  40. cemetaries are one of those places that i like exploring ... for the quiteness and reflexive mood it offers.

    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog the other day, Sandy.

    Eki
    BANDUNG DAILY PHOTO

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  41. As a thanatology student, I am fascinated with cemeteries, too. You can learn a lot about our history there.

    Peace - D

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  42. Wow! You have such wonderful photos no wonder you have so many comments!

    I passed by from BYBS (I just recently found it and joined) and I sure glad I did! hope you come by and visit my blog some time.

    Have a great week ahead!

    Gee I am still at awe at your photos! Wow!

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  43. Cemeteries are the land of stories, and therefore always good camera fodder. This one reminds me of The Old Burying Ground in Beaufort, NC that has (legible) markers dated back as far as 1709 (I think. Might be earlier than that) and other ones no longer legible that could be older than that.

    Wonderful shots, I especially like the first and last ones.

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  44. dID U BRING NY SPERITS hOME,hE,HE, HE

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  45. MEW BLOG...GRAVE CONDITIONS, OR HOW TO GET STUINED eTC

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  46. Good thing that you went in to take pictures! Graveyards are interesting places full of history and secrets. Friends and enemies bedded together.
    Have a nice week!

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  47. You're not creepy, I'm not creepy for liking cemeteries, Sandy! Great shots! And you gotta be careful - that's why the locks on gates...Mmmmm? :)

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  48. I, too, like cemeteries. Got hooked when I was doing genealogy. You can find some interesting things there.

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  49. wow, US veteran. I am wondering if my two uncles were there..

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  50. i wouldn't mind going there alone on daylight, it looks very neat..

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  51. Looks quite quaint and quiet..Im a little scared of them though :)

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  52. Very interesting Sandy...just love that first photo! Thank you! Annie (visiting NYC)

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  53. Sandy, I enjoy old cemeteries too. For some reason, I find them oddly comforting. And I enjoyed visiting this boneyard with you.

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  54. We're driving home yesterday and noticed that there was a cemetery near Six Flags that was founded in 1834. I had no idea it was so old.

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  55. As I went up the stairs today I mey a man that wasmot there
    Tomorrow if I go up the stair I wish to hell he is not there

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  56. I am just like you Sandy, I love to visit and photograph, but would not want to be alone there! Great post.

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  57. Thank you, Sandy, for your kind visit and comments! I am honored that you took the time to stop by, and leave such thoughtful and kind remarks! These photos are stunning! Beautiful post!~Janine

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  58. P.S. I think you're setting a theme for the rest of us! I've got a funny post that I'm putting up on Saturday about Horror-stuff :-) Your cemetery is exquisite! Thanks for sharing! ~Janine

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  59. Sometimes it's just real neat to read the stones. Do I like to spend a lot of time there? No.

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  60. Sometimes it's just real neat to read the stones. Do I like to spend a lot of time there? No.

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  61. I've been planning to take photos at our cemetery after the snow melts. Very interesting photos!

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  62. There is no locks for the dead or at least there isn´t ones that we can control.

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  63. Lovely takes. its great that the cemetery is well maintained

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  64. I swear that we must be related. I love old cemetaries - we found a whole bunch of them while we were on the Colorado Trail. Let's do this together sometime! :)

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  65. Great captures from a sacret place

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  66. Cemetery are not every bodies cup of tea, but I also find them interesting, specially the very old graves, the inscriptions are fascinating.

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  67. It's been a while since I've wandered a cemetery reading headstones and looking at this post makes me want to do so soon ... perhaps with camera in hand.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  68. Boneyards make my bones rattle!

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