This is the cemetery where some of my husband's relatives are buried and where we had the internment for his mum today.
It's not a pretty cemetery. It's an open field, formerly farmland,
on a windswept hill above the St. John River.
The cemetery was originally next to the church where the
Mactaquac Dam now sits. The remains and grave markers
were moved to this new spot and the first Baptist church
was burned. The power company built a new church on
this land donated by two neighbouring families.
Some of the grave markers date to the early to mid-1800's.
This is the old spelling of Mactaquac, an Indian name. Fall 2011
old tombstones - fall 2011
On a beautiful day this is a gorgeous spot overlooking the river.
On a wet, windy, snowy, dreary day it's not very pleasant.
Today was a perfect day.
the view across the river with trees in spring's glory
The ceremony was short with words said by our pastor.
There were only a dozen of us there.
We said our farewell in January and today we closed
this chapter in our lives.
view of the St. John River valley today
The siblings and spouses went to the city for lunch and
I took the above photo on our way home.
It's one of my favorite views.
a closer view
Hubby is back to work in the morning and his sister and
her hubby will be here one more day.
It's been good you know?
Good to have family here. Good to have closure.
Good to have a perfect day.