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How Many Sunsets

Ross Colonial Cemetery, named so for the Ross family of settlers around the time of the Revolutionary War, is a tiny site on a residential street now. Each Memorial Day the Boy Scouts clean it up and place flags at the entrance and on a few veterans’ graves. How many sunsets have shone on this […]


SOLDIER 1861–1865

In the dense, comforting shade of a century-old spreading maple, a section of the row of headstones farthest back in the military veteran’s section, the first stones to be installed during the Civil War, reads only: SOLDIER 1861–1865 A father, brother, husband, son of someone, unknown, but honored by a headstone that tells of the […]