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Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Granary Cemetery in Boston Massachussetts

Boston is one of the places I love to visit. Actually, just about any place in Massachussetts is my favorite place. Last summer we were at Cape Cod. Very, very americana. It was just before 4th of July and every house was decorated with red white and blue bunting, every business down town had an American flag waving in its window or door. In the parks there were baseball games (hubby is a big fan of the Cape Cod League games) and kids eating ice cream. It was almost kind of Norman Rockwell. I've just never seen that where I live here in the bay area. I loved it. The first time I went to MA was a few years ago in the winter time. A pretting time of year but, very very cold! The snow on the bare branches of the trees was eerie and pretty at the same time and, all of the houses were decorated with a candle in each window. My favorite of all places is Salem, Massachussetts. I felt like I came home even though I had never been there before. I've been to MA in the spring, summer and winter. It is my goal to spend at least a week in Salem during October and experience Haunted Happenings. Even though I'm a native Californian I get homesick for Boston and Salem. I know, sounds weird but, that's how it is. Anyhoo, here's a photo of the Granary Cemetary in Boston. One of the things I love about New England is all these little of cemetaries here and there. I love to explore them, yes because I'm weird that way but, they are also full of history. Paul Revere is buried at this location as well as Benjamin Franklin. Has anyone out there had the pleasure of attending Haunted Happenings in Salem? If so, please share. I would love to hear of your experience!


  1. Salem is one of my all time favorite places Joane. And that feeling you mentioned...a feeling of belonging there, well I couldn't believe you wrote that, because that is exactly what I said the first time I ever stepped foot in there.

    It was a chilly October eve about 5-6 years ago, and I have been going back every Autumn since, to photograph the graveyards and just bask in all the good witchy vibes that Salem gives out.

    It felt like home to me too for some reason, and like you, I am a native Florida girl. So it doesn't seem to make sense...but it does to me. I'll have some posts to share of Salem and New England in the weeks ahead. :o)

  2. I so envy that you go to Salem in the Fall. I will make it there one day in October!!! My husband and I usually go every year but, haven't made it out this year as we are plannning to move (unfortunately, not to Salem but, we've considered it!. I look forward to seeing your posts of our "second home"!