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Coffee Where Ghosts Walk

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Photograph by Shari Marshall ©

If we were having coffee at the beginning of October I would invite you to ponder ghosts walking among tombstones.

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October seems fitting for a brief discussion of cemeteries. The above image was photographed in 2018 when my family and I did the Dawson City Cemeteries Walking Tour. It is a historic site. I love cemeteries because of all the history; I can spend hours walking and reading tombstones and imagining what their lives might have been like… On this particular tour we visited Yukon Order of Pioneers, St Mary’s Cemetery, New Catholic Cemetery, Jewish Cemetery, New Public Cemetery, Masonic Cemetery, Hillside Cemetery, Fraternal Order of Eagles Plot and the Police Cemetery.

The Police Cemetery had 18 graves dating from 1896 to 1936.

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If we were having coffee at the beginning of October I would tell you that I have decided that I am going to do photo prompts for my post-a-week posts throughout 2020. I am hoping that a few if not all of you will join me on that journey. I plan to try and do a bit of advertising for it between now and then. What do you think make photo prompt posts successful?

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If we were having coffee I would have to correct my Spanish attempt from last coffee share. I wrote, “Yo estoy la mujer cansada (I am a tired woman)” Should have read Yo soy una mujer cansada. Loving learning. Only a few weeks left and then I will have to find another class to take.

I have big baking plans for today. I will try and share next weekend when we visit for virtual coffee.

How was your first week in October?

By Shari Marshall – 2019

13 thoughts on “Coffee Where Ghosts Walk

  1. I can hardly believe it is October. I need to get busy and get some things crossed off my list. I love the idea of a prompt. Like everything else in life, I would recommend a hook. Something to make the prompt a little different from the rest

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  2. Hi Shari. I would think that any photo which, itself, leaves you with a question deserving of an explanation, not just a pretty scene. For example, a pretty girl’s face does not suggest much beyond the photo, but give her a black eye or a raised eye brow and I’m trying to figure it out.

    When I was single, I too would wander strange cemeteries, just because there were all kinds of stories there both true and inspired fiction. Your items above sure brought back some memories.

    Thanks

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  3. Thanks for the coffee, and the walk! I’m curious about your baking plans. Best of luck with those 🙂 I just ordered a 50lbs bag of flour this morning, I see some baking here in the future. The past month my daughter and I’ve made a lot of sourdough bread. I could see myself open a Sourdough Bakery one day. That would be cool 🙂 Have a fabulous weekend!

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  4. The police cemetery has interesting “tombstones”. It has been a long time since I explored a commentary.

    Photo prompts. Hmm. I currently do two – Sue Vincent has interesting photos from the English countryside along with some wonderful authors. Friday Fictioneers (FF) is a good combination between very short, so easy to follow, and some very good authors.

    The first rule, then, would be to get some good writers to participate 😉 next, interesting photos. And, as JoHawk said, some type of twist. There is a paranormal prompt that I did a couple of times – that’s a good twist, but taken. Length is also good – say under 250 words so you can get more than FF but still keep it short.

    Anyway, I hope you have a wonderful week 🙂

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  5. Our local spook tour is at a place called Dinsmore Estate. At the top of the hill is the old cemetery, and between the entrance and the top of the hill, they hide manikens and such in the woods that light up, move, or speak to you. I did the tour during daylight… don’t think I could have done the body rising out of the grave after dark and live to tell about it.

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  6. I love this! Thanks for coffee in the cemetery! What a grand idea. I love all the pictures so I can really see where you are talking about. The sign about the tea and toast is delightful! Thank you for the visit!

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing your journey through the cemetery. I loved that quote: “a cup of tea and one piece of toast”. That was beautiful and gave a real personal touch which will outlive their death.
    I’m very interested in history and family history so it’s no surprise I’m interested in cemeteries too, although I rarely get to visit. I thought you might be interested in this post I put together a few years ago. I’d bought a large bride doll at an opportunity shop when I was on the way to a doctor’s appointment at the hospital. I also had my camera with me. S I photographed the doll in Gore Hill Cemetery: https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2015/08/22/bride-doll-leads-me-astray/. Here’s a link to the friends of Gore Hill Cemetery site; http://friendsofgorehillcemetery.com/default.htm
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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