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Gravemarkers May 26, 2016

Filed under: Ancestors,Burial Grounds,Cemeteries,Genealogy — Janet @ 10:14 pm

John Hutchins

Not only do I find a certain beauty in old churches and old cemeteries, but old grave markers can have a special beauty and dignity.  Here the ground surrounding the marker rather detracts from the beauty of the stone.

The marker for John Hutchins is n the Granary Burying Ground in Boston.  John Hutchins was my 6X Great Grandfather.  He was born in England in 1673, emigrated to New England, and died in Boston at age 65.

Below is the Granary Burying Ground.  The photo was taken in October 2010 by Susan Kaufmann


Granary Burying Ground Boston




A Cat Takes Center Stage

Filed under: Cats,Family,Vincent van Gogh — Janet @ 7:22 pm

cat van gogh

So simple this cosy picture of a contented family gathered round the fire – it’s a sketch by Van Gogh from the Van Gogh Museum collection