|Daughter Olivia at gunrunner Captain George Ord's grave|
Though separated by generations, I’ve always had the strange feeling that many of the people buried in this churchyard actually knew each other when they were alive. I never get that feeling in a modern cemetery. The inhabitants remind me of the dead townspeople in Edgar Lee Master’s Spoon River Anthology (1915).
|Flea market outside the Old Swedes' gate|
|Couple strolling amidst the old stones as well as the new|
|My young ghost guide|
The church's history: Gloria Dei (Old Swedes' Church) National Historic Site
Read more about the WPA poster shown at the top of this blog: http://www.wdl.org/en/item/9570/