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.

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G.K. - aren't you a little spooked wandering around the graveyard?

1 G.K. - aren't you a little spooked wandering around the graveyard?

Nonsense, Francesca!  You needn't feel that way!  In fact, cemeteries are filled with lots of interesting history.

2 Nonsense, Francesca! You needn't feel that way! In fact, cemeteries are filled with lots of interesting history.

For instance, did you know that this cemetery was once part of a churchyard for East Hampton's first meeting house?

3 For instance, did you know that this cemetery was once part of a churchyard for East Hampton's first meeting house?

And it's the oldest burial ground in the town of East Hampton with headstones dating back to the 17th century!

4 And it's the oldest burial ground in the town of East Hampton with headstones dating back to the 17th century!

Wow!  That's a long time ago.  I wonder if there were French bulldogs living here at that time?

5 Wow! That's a long time ago. I wonder if there were French bulldogs living here at that time?

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.

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.

Here's a good lesson for us all, written on this tombstone:  The righteous hath hope in his death!

7 Here's a good lesson for us all, written on this tombstone: The righteous hath hope in his death!

Well, I know we Frenchies are very righteous, so we'll certainly not have any problems when our time comes!

8 Well, I know we Frenchies are very righteous, so we'll certainly not have any problems when our time comes!

Wow, G.K!  This really is interesting and we have many more tombstones to read!

9 Wow, G.K! This really is interesting and we have many more tombstones to read!

Comments (10)

  • A stroll through the cemetary? Someone must of been really bored. Mom goes to visit her dad at the cemetary but I pass on that adventure. I'd rather chase a rodent or something.

    Well I'm not in a good mood this morning. I woke up and what do I see - I'll tell you - MOM'S LUGGAGE!!!! She just decided to spring it on me that she is heading to Italy on Friday to watch her nephew play hockey!!! I'm so pissed, she should be spending vacation time home with us relaxing by the pool. One good thing Dad isn't going so no Super Nanny moving in - thank the good Lord for that one.

    Basil so happy to hear you're doing well. Kirby Bear how are those hotspots?

    Well I think I'll go chew up some toilet paper see how mom likes that ;)

    Zoe

  • Hello Ladies & G.K.,
    The cemetary doesn't look like much fun to me. I guess with my close call as of late and everything. Yucko!!! But I am glad you ladies had G.K. to protect you from all the ghosts. Zoe, your Mom has all the luck---Italy!! Isn't that where they went last year for a vacation?? At least Dad will be home with you. Yesterday was my best day yet. No biopsy results--maybe today. I even jumped on the back of the couch to serve and protect out my looking out window. I have been in so much pain, I couldn't even jump on the couch on my lambie and just look at me now--back ruling my kingdom. Dad is going fishing this weekend, so Mom and I are planning fun and frolick. Mom says pizza and ice cream for her--maybe I'll get an extra meatball. Kirby I am worried about your Dad and the cancer. Please update me since I have been a bit out of things lately. Have a great Wednesday everyone.
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Bouledogue Francais originally came from Nottingham, England...so from a Britt you are originated...I say! Hope you like Lace as that's what came with the breed to France.

    I love going through cemeteries, that's because I'm into genealogy and do research, especially Connecticut area. I would love to go through the East Hampton one, my grandmother Georgianna Ives and her family ("Ives"-Clock and Print makers)established in Connecticut...

    Fun seeing all three of you romping together, even if it is in a cemetery.

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    What a scary adventure today. I don’t think I would like it there. Mommy and Daddy often go just to read the headstones; some are funny and some are sad. Half of the week is almost gone already; time does fly when you are having fun. Basil I’m really glad you are doing better. My hotspots are getting better but I have to stay close to Mommy or Daddy so that they can watch me. I tend to get carried away when these spots itch. Daddy is cancer free now; they got it all. I’m trying to enjoy the summer although it is really hot outside.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • I don't know GK, maybe if I had you, Franny, and Sharkey along with me I MIGHT venture into a cemetery again. When I was in 6th grade I away at camp and we had to go to a cemetery to make impressions from the headstone. As I was walking along the side of one, I fell into a hole up to my waist. Needless to say I stay far away from cemeteries these days!

    Sending out virtual hugs to our blogger buddies and their sibs like Basil-so good to hear you are feeling stronger. Kirby Bear-watch those hot spots, Precious-take that medicine and keep feeling better. :smile:

  • Hey everybody,
    The cemetary? I've never been to one. Mimi says the old ones can be a great history lesson for a town. Unfortunately, there are often many tombstones for new born babies.
    Hey Zoe..my Mimi is verrrry jealous.She says that Italy is on her bucket list..what's that?
    Kirby, glad your hot spots are a bit better, Mimi told me they are itchy & sooo uncomfortable. It's going to get really hot & humid here, too. The A/C went out at the office, so I'm staying home today while Mimi & Papa sweat it out until the repairmen are finished installing the new unit.
    Til tomorrow blogging buddies & companions,
    Rebel

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K., Even though this is about a stroll through that East Hampton Cemetery, I love you beautiful photos and comments! The three of you sure look like you were having a nice time and G.K. you sure were full of great information! It looks like it was very warm that day and very bright and sunny. I've never been to a cemetery, but it just might be fun after seeing your delightful blog post today! Well everyone, it sure looks like our Dear God has taken good care of all of you, as well as your parents! We will continue praying that everyone will have better health for ever! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO

  • Oh My. I was frazzled. I was so worried about Basil and Precious and some others on the list and the darn computer was not working. I was so mad I could spit. But , it is up and running again so I can calm down now. Basil, my friend, I am beyond thrilled that you are feeling better. Yippeee for Basil. I just glanced at the comments as Mammy Jean wants to use the computer to do her banking. She is almost 80 but is very computer savvy. She has a Smart Phone and does texting too. I was taught to respect my elders so I have to be quick with the computer as everyone wants to use it since it is working again. So, I will just say that I am so glad everyone seems to be feeling better. I am happy, happy, happy.
    Until tomorrow,
    Maddox
    PS - Almost forgot, GK I have never been to a cemetery so you are one up on your pappa.

  • Most cemeteries in MA do not allow dogs or bikes. I find it surprising that an exclusive area like the Hamptons would allow dogs to walk in the cemeteries.

  • Good to see you are all interested in the history of the people and paying your respects...whether a cemetery is exclusive or not we always behave in an orderly fashion.

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