I have always been fascinated with cemeteries. Even as a child, I would sit in a local cemetery and imagine what the people were like, and what did they do. What was their story?
While working on my family genealogy, I realized that it was silly to go to a cemetery and only look for my family. Invariably, I would find a connection between one person and another....so back to the same cemetery. That got old. So, I began taking photos of all the stones....well...as many as time would allow on that given day.
I find it sad that stones are being damaged and time is decaying the last honorable thing a family can do for their loved one.
Thanks for your help :) If in Western Maine summer 2016, wanted to let you know that MOCA will host a Cemetery Preservation Workshop Aug. 19-22 in Wilton's Weld St. Cemetery, just west of Route 2 on Rt. 156: http://www.moca-me.org/event-2056108