July 6th, 2011
A Stroll Through the Cemetery in East Hampton
Posted by Ghenghis Khan
Over the Fourth of July weekend, we joined Martha in East Hampton and we took a little stroll through the very old cemetery in the town. Francesca and Sharkey seemed a little scared at first until I assured them that cemeteries are perfectly safe places to be.
1 G.K. - aren't you a little spooked wandering around the graveyard?
2 Nonsense, Francesca! You needn't feel that way! In fact, cemeteries are filled with lots of interesting history.
3 For instance, did you know that this cemetery was once part of a churchyard for East Hampton's first meeting house?
4 And it's the oldest burial ground in the town of East Hampton with headstones dating back to the 17th century!
5 Wow! That's a long time ago. I wonder if there were French bulldogs living here at that time?
6 The French played a big part in helping the U.S. win independence from the British, so perhaps there were Frenchies in the colonies back then.
7 Here's a good lesson for us all, written on this tombstone: The righteous hath hope in his death!
8 Well, I know we Frenchies are very righteous, so we'll certainly not have any problems when our time comes!
9 Wow, G.K! This really is interesting and we have many more tombstones to read!
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