Memory Garden 7 - Old Davis Cemetery - The Beautiful Beyond

Memory Garden 7

Old Davis Cemetery, Somerset, NJ

Est. possibly  mid-1700s

 On a long and winding road, I saw a wall set back a ways.  Across the road was the D&R Canal.  The road is busy with commuter traffic daily and doesn't have much of a shoulder.  I saw this place and made a mental note to go back sometime - it was wildly overgrown, you could see that from the road, but one or two stones peeked out above the tall weeds and grasses.

A year later.  The town had come in, cleared the brush away.  A small area just before the wall was enough to park the car.

Climbing the stairs I expected to see only the one or two stones I had been able to crane my neck to peek at over a year ago. What I found was the lonely place, with more than 50-60 stones visible, and probably much more lost to the ages.  The brick wall is broken in places, a wild thicket of brambles to one side, a wide open farmer's field directly behind. And then the stones began to talk..........listen to our memories.


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