Hubby took a vacation day on Friday of last week. So we decided that it would be a great day for a field trip. We had test and quizzes that were scheduled and I do not like to postpone the T's and Q's. So we had Bible class and then everyone completed the T/Q's for the day.
After a quick bite to eat we headed off on our field trip---a cemetery! Creepy, crazy, I know, but we like roaming cemetery's! We went to Crown Hill Cemetery. The cemetery has over 200,000 people buried in it. But it is also the cemetery where several famous people are buried. We explored graves from soldiers, public servants, authors, poets, governors, vice presidents and a president. Not to mention well known business owners and a well know bank robber! Yep! We covered a lot of history on Friday!
The photos are from Daughter #2. I think she did a very good job!
Some of the stones were modern even though the person had been buried for some time. But the markers were created in honor of that person. Some were simple and humble, while others were very elaborate. These were just a few of the many we explored.
Some were famous. This is President Benjamin Harrison's grave. (The 'building' in the corner of the picture is the burial place of Booth Tarkington, the American novelist.)
Eli Lilly and his family is also buried at Crown Hill Cemetery.
But I think our favorite had to be the place where James Whitcomb Riley, Hoosier writer and poet, was laid to rest. It sits on the highest natural point in Indiana and over looks downtown Indianapolis.
|(This is a zoom of the skyline)|
While there the scholars decided to "listen" as part of Little Orphan Annie was read.
Then they decided to sit a spell and do some reading in honor of the author.
Our final stop in our "history" tour was to the grave of the infamous 1930's bank robber, John Dillinger. (You can see from the simple stone that the corners have been chipped away as some have taken pieces a souvenirs.) We left with only the picture and the memories.
Here is a picture of Hubby and myself. I told him it was our anniversary picture.
In a short nine days we will be celebrating our 30th anniversary!
We had a wonderful and fun day as a family! We needed to stop at the office store on our way home.
This neat old house sits downtown next to the store! I would love to take a tour of it!
What kind of things do you like to do as a family?