Do you love cemeteries? I do.
Peaceful. Clean. Organized. The people in neat rows, like checked boxes on a To-Do list.
Except, sometimes they are not so organized…
(At the orderly cemetery pictured above, it took me at least fifteen minutes to find who I was looking for, even with the help of a map.)
Speaking of maps, I love those too! Especially at the front of books, showing you where the story takes place, and all the important locations to come. Nevada Barr books provide national park maps for most of her Anna Pigeon novels.
Speaking of books (yes, which I love), here at Campfire Tales, that’s the key that ties all this together: Stories. Headstones tell a brief story of someone’s life, cemeteries are like libraries where you can browse all the titles, and maps tell stories AND serve as guides to places like national parks and libraries and… cemeteries?
Yup. How cool is that? I meant to show you my pictures of the headstones in the Yosemite cemetery (named the “Pioneer Cemetery”), but you can find much better pictures if you hunt around online.
Also, you can get the full-known story on every single headstone on the map here:
That link, and so much more about Yosemite is available here: