Last Thursday I served a lady chardonnay, and she proceeded to tell me what she did with her day. The event that stuck out most in my mind was her visit to the Copper Harbor cemetery. She said it was beautiful with the falling leaves. I went there today to show you. Come on!
The official sign
The gates were open, and Duce was waiting
The first marker to stick out, decked with a copper nugget!
This cemetery ascends in elevation
A cliff from Brockway is right behind it
Lots of empty fences
Dr. John Livermore died October 14, 1861
(I don't know who he was, but that was a long time ago!)
The last line stuck out to me:
"At peace with God, beloved by all.
And ready at his Savior's call.
Be ye also ready"
"AMANDA" That's really all it said. Yikes!
A view from the back toward the bottom
The leaves fell upon her leaves
I noticed the "NO HUNTING" sign on my way out the gate
I am not (well, at least I try not to be) an overly sentimental person. I try to view life's events as lessons and journeys. I'd rather learn than cry. So it was interesting walking through these stones. Some people I knew. Some I had heard of before. Some are still alive, just marking their resting place.
It was a little different for me to be in there, since I don't wish to be buried in that fashion. Throw my ashes off the top of Brockway in the wind, and I'll end up everywhere I want to be. Maybe I'll even wash up on Isle Royale someday! But I'm getting a little too personal for this blog's purpose.
As you can see from these pictures, the leaves are still really colorful up here. It's been a beautiful fall, and now that I am done working six days a week, I'm going to take full advantage. Hello Life! Here we go!