September 11: Remembering Jonas

Note: All the yearbook entries are in italics and are the words that Jonas wrote in middle and high school. I did not correct any of the spelling errors in his writings – they’re his words and I would not have felt right changing them It has been eighteen years. Eighteen years. It feels like … Continue reading September 11: Remembering Jonas

John “Grizzly” Adams

I entered the community of Charlton, Massachusetts via Muggett Hill Road, which passed the Bay Path Cemetery, the cemetery I wanted to stop at. Though I had directions to the grave I sought, what I was not told is the parking for the cemetery is non-existent. The first two of the three entrances I came … Continue reading John “Grizzly” Adams

Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield

I arrived in Oxford, Massachusetts, happy to finally be out of the rain that had been a constant on this trip. Arriving in town, I made my way to the northern edge of the community towards North Cemetery. Entering the cemetery I turned right at the first road and as I made the turn, I … Continue reading Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield

The Grey Lady of Camp Chase Cemetery

Note: many early sources refer to this sacred piece of land as the Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery, something I must admit that I too have done and occasionally still do. While Confederate soldiers make up the majority of those buried on this piece of land, there are also Union soldiers and other local residents who rest … Continue reading The Grey Lady of Camp Chase Cemetery

The Ghost of White Deer Pike

Note: I usually do not start an article with a note and I've never started one with this long of a note. However, in the past couple weeks, I have been informed that one of the stories that was originally posted here a long time ago (June 22, 2012) appears in another author's collection.  Borrowing … Continue reading The Ghost of White Deer Pike