This cemetery sits behind the abandoned Salesian School where a boy died by falling (or he was possibly thrown according to a more recent coroner's re-examination of the evidence) from the roof; you can read the story here. Funny, as much as I love cemeteries I have yet to write a scene that includes one in any of my books. And the scene is worthy of dark fantasy: corpses, weathered headstones, and unusual statues, not to mention, cemeteries are filled with beautiful and some historical artifacts and scenery.
|A crucifix in the Salesian Cemetery at Salesian Park in Goshen, New York|
|Statue of Mary and infant often found at the entry of Catholic sites. She is the first statue to greet you in the Salesian Cemetery at Salesian Park in Goshen, New York|
The Grim and Charming:
When I visited this cemetery a thin blanket of snow spread across the ground. From below my feet, came the sparkle of white icy flakes, which gave the earth a glow. Nestled between black trees left baron by the cold of winter, rested this cemetery of well-laid walking paths, matching marble headstones, and intricately carved life-sized statues. The scene is a tribute to loved ones passed on. The dead may not be obviously beautiful, but the place where they rest and the tributes residing with them here is.
|Love this flag at the Salesian Cemetery|
Links (because knowledge is power against all evil):
Find a Grave | Salesian Missions | Village of Goshen
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