Maple Grove Cemetery - The Dainty Squid

Maple Grove Cemetery

Monday, August 29, 2016


If you thought I was going to go to New England and not come home with a thousand cemetery photos, you clearly don't know me very well. These aren't quite as interesting as the ones with the creepy faces from Old Bennington Cemetery and not even a quarter as awesome as some I found at another cemetery I visited the next day but this was still an excellent stop.

I had passed this cemetery on my way to Pemaquid Point but was driving too fast to stop since there were cars behind me. I chalked it up as a loss, and had completely forgotten about it until on my way back to the hotel I ended up at the red light across the street and figured I haaad to stop! Right after pulling in the sky opened up and it started to pour. My plans for the evening included swimming in the hotel pool anyway, so why not get wet a little bit early?

Maple Grove Cemetery, maine

Back in March I visited and blogged about Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Ohio. One of my favorite headstones there was one that just said "Carrie". Since that one finding headstones that only have the first name on them has become one of my favorite things. It's so mysterious. Of course, one could presume it's because family is nearby but some of them are so far from other headstones it's hard to tell if they're related to anyone else there. In this cemetery I actually found a few of them. My favorite of which is "Annie", seen below.


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7 thoughts

  1. I just tickled a cicada with a feather. It was chilling on a stoop and looked like it might be dead, so I tickled it with a feather I was carrying. He wasn't dead. Awesome cemetery pics. All your Maine posts make me want to go back there so bad!

    1. What a seriously strange first sentence. Hahah!

  2. So beautiful! I love a good moss/lichen covered headstone <3

    1. Me too, especially this crazy orange color!

  3. New England is full of all the best, oldest, weirdest, creepiest cemeteries. Good find!

  4. Does that one stone just say "who died" ?


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