Looking Back ~ Bellefontaine Cemetery & Arboretum

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On the 5th day of our roadtrip Thursday May 1st we doubled back to St. Louis to visit the Bellefontaine Cemetery. Bellefontaine is the 14th great rural cemetery built in the U.S.A. Before rural cemeteries the dead were buried in family plots or churchyards. The first internment took place in 1850.  Because of the Cholera outbreak in St. Louis in 1849 and a devastating fire that killed many, the city needed a large cemetery.

Like Calvary Cemetery there are a lot of people buried here that were influential in the history of the U.S. Before I share about the people I’m going to share the beautiful trees and flowers we enjoyed.

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Bellefontaine 007I’m a huge fan of dogwood and we were treated to many beautiful dogwood trees here. Katie and I left home just as my pink dogwood was starting to bloom.

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Bellefontaine 141I’ll be sharing much more from this great cemetery in the future.

Today in Jacksonville Katie and I shopped for all the staples for her kitchen, all the basics for cooking and baking. Katie is making dinner for us tonight. She has been registered on an e-meals sight for a while now and you choose the meals that sound good to you and a shopping list is generated. It has been a handy tool to get Katie more comfortable in the kitchen.

It’s so nice to be in a residence instead of a hotel. Having internet makes a big difference, too. No T.V. yet but we are surviving nicely. Katie and Andrew have some interesting neighbors. Apartment life is so unpredictable! At least you know you aren’t in one spot forever especially if you are in the military. Did you know that active military members that receive any new orders are free to break any lease without penalty? That’s a very good policy.

What’s going on in your neck of the woods?

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

3 thoughts on “Looking Back ~ Bellefontaine Cemetery & Arboretum

  1. Oh no. Do you mean the neighbors are THAT interesting?

    It’s always good to have a well appointed kitchen and a good pantry.

    That cemetery is beautiful. I think so many are more like parks.

    Beautiful photography, Ellen.

  2. Oh – those dogwood shots are absolutely beautiful – great pictures Ellen! What fun having Katie making that place into a home with a home cooked meal. She sure has a great teacher too! Hope the neighbours are O.K. – eek! Great policy about being able to break a contract.

  3. How lovely that you were able to enjoy the dogwoods, even though you had to leave your own. They are beautiful!

    A home cooked meal in the new apartment sounds like a treat! “Interesting” neighbors…not so much.

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