|Helltown circa 1973|
Some observations and questions:
Speaking of perspective, I looked at the 88-year lifespan of Pvt. Butterfield (originally from Illinois) resting in Placer County now for about that same length of time. I wondered what he may have wondered about the cavalcade of history that had marched through his life.
|Gold Hill, near Newcastle, CA|
Three years ago, I took a ride up toward Cherokee (Butte County) to console myself about the 22% drop in the value of my 401K. Then I saw this marker…
Throughout our cities and towns, we seem to sort and separate the departed: Protestants here, Catholics there and I wonder why we don’t assume God will just sort things out on the other side…
|Near Elk, CA|
Cemeteries equalize those who died too early with those who somehow enjoyed a wonderfully long existence even without our miracle of modern medicine.
|Centerville (Butte Co, CA)|