After Tea on Wednesday Katie and I had a nice stroll through Calvary Cemetery close to the Queen Mary Tea Room. Calvary Cemetery is a Catholic Cemetery.
This copy of The Pieta was in the section of the cemetery where nuns are buried.
We are enjoying time in Northeastern Washington and I hope to share a few posts soon about our time.
Hope your weekend is tiptop!
My new favorite look of Addy’s that the kids sent to us this week! Very soon my camera will be clicking away trying to capture all the latest looks. I wonder what she’s thinking.
I’m also getting a post ready from Katie and my time at Calvary Cemetery in Seattle after we enjoyed tea together.
In the upper photo of the collage you can see downtown Seattle in the distance.
Hope you all have a great Friday. No rain here today and we are promised dry skies all day long. Woohoo!
When we were trying to find Bellefontaine Cemetery at the end of the 4th day of our road trip in St. Louis, Missouri we couldn’t find the right entrance but right next door to the Bellefontaine is Calvary Cemetery. We drove in just before the gates were closed for the day. We didn’t know anything about Calvary but when we were ready to leave we saw the caretaker in his car and asked him if he knew how we could find the entrance to Bellefontaine he let us know and then asked “Did you find what you wanted to see here?” We said, “We really did not know what to look for we just like old cemeteries.” He asked, “Did you see Dred Scott’s grave or General Sherman’s grave or Tennessee Williams?” We said, “No!” He said, OK…just follow me and I’ll take you to see them before I lock the gates” Then we had to floor it to keep up with him. We really appreciated his going the extra mile for us even though his shift was over.
When we visited the Bellefontaine the day after we were here we also saw Taylor Blow’s headstone.
If you want to read more about the history surrounding Dred Scott click on this link.
General William Tecumseh Sherman
Our guide also wanted to show us this monument that was erected for all the still born babies born at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center.
Before we got our personal tour I took these photos.
We decided that even though our hotel for this night would be further east we wanted to double back the next day to visit Bellefontaine early in the day.
And now looking forward for today Tuesday May 6th. Today we will be doing a lot of shopping for all the incidentals you need to live in an apartment. You know things like dishwasher soap, laundry soap, shower curtain etc. etc. We will also be retrieving boxes that Katie packed before she came to live with us that are being stored at a friends home here in Jacksonville. We will be going up and down 3 flights of stairs a lot today. Maybe I’ll lose a pound!
English Standard Version (ESV)
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
These verses have come to mind a lot on this 8 day road trip of ours, especially when we encountered some severe weather along the way. As I saw birds flitting about in the strongest of winds that made our car rock I thought that God was certainly watching over us, too.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
Some of the places that I like to visit when we travel are cemeteries. I only enjoy very old cemeteries. Here is a sampling from several of the cemeteries I’ve visited.
St. James Church in Chipping Campden (Cotswolds) U.K. September 2013
Monumentale Cemetery in Milan, Italy March of 2013
Graceland Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois May of 2012
Riverside National Cemetery California May 2012. My Father in law is buried at this cemetery.
Arlington National Cemetery May 2011
Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia October 2012
Ivy Lawn Cemetery in Ventura, California
Calvary Cemetery ~ Seattle June 2008
Crosses could have been an added theme for the letter C. I wouldn’t mind re-visiting some of these cemeteries. I have a goal in my head to visit a very old cemetery covered in snow…
Hope your week is going well.
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Buried With Christ
(words by T. Ryder)
Buried with Christ and raised with Him, too,
What is there left for me to do?
Simply to cease from struggling and strife,
Simply to walk in newness of life.
Buried with Christ and dead unto sin;
Dying but living, Jesus within;
Ruling and reigning day after day,
Guiding and keeping all of the way.
Risen with Christ my glorious Head,
Holiness now the pathway I tread;
Beautiful thought from walking therein,
He that is dead is freed from all sin.
Living with Christ, who dieth no more,
Following Christ, who goeth before;
Not under law, I’m now under grace,
Sin is dethroned, and Christ takes its place.