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Friday, June 27, 2014

Green Mount Cemetery - Montpelier, Vermont

A few weeks ago, I wandered into this cemetery with the sole purpose of taking pictures of a few of the statues, other than John Kellogg's "Black Agnes".  What I didn't know was how incredibly peaceful this site is, and how many wonderful statues there are to behold!  Please forgive some of the photography, as it was a very hazy morning, and the rain had just stopped.  All in all, I am quite pleased with the results.


"The thirty-five acres on which the Green Mount Cemetery is located were bought in 1854. Of the purchase price of $2,210, $1,000 was donated by Calvin Keith, a Montpelier lawyer and $1,210 was put up by the town. In 1905, the Chapel-Vault building was erected from a generous bequest of John E. Hubbard. The Vault portion can hold up to 60 entombments and the chapel can accommodate 60 people for funeral services. Since this time, Green Mount Cemetery proudly exhibits many terraced lots, 2.5 miles of curved roads, and many pleasant shade trees and ornamental shrubs. There are many sculptured works which are memorials to the talents of our area's artisans both past and present."  Source:

Below this lovely statue are hand-carved stairs (you can see them above the statue), which is an architectural site of interest in this location. 

This monument was originally carved with a wreath on top, though it is difficult to see it now, as the carving is now entombed in moss.

An amazing rendition of La Pieta

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Wedding Day

After all of the jangled nerves, tears of joy and the blessings of our friends and family, our big day has come and gone!  It is only fitting that I share parts of our day with my readers.  It was a perfect day, not too cold, nor too hot.  We have such gratitude and love for everyone who shared our special day, and for anyone who couldn't make it, you were missed, indeed!  

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Here, my brother-in-law walks me down the aisle and gives me away:

The Wedding Ceremony (my sister, Matron of Honor, far left; Officiant is Roger Comes)

Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin!

A dance with my father-in-law, Bill Goodwin

The Groom and I tear up the dance floor

Fun with the Garter Toss

Tossing the bouquet

The Groom

This is what true love feels like....

The Bride

The Groom has a dance with Mom

Singing "Friends in Low Places" with my new family!

My dear friends!

Family and friends....

Our DJ, Pat Quimby and friend, Dave Couch

Yes, my Mom made it, with help from my brother in law

My Mom and Sister

My new niece Autumn, left and my blood niece, Shyann

My step-Mom in-law (Patty) and father-in-law (Bill)

Best Man, Jim - my new bro-in-law (left); Pat Quimby (DJ/Center); Groom, Russell Goodwin (right); Tracey Goodwin (my new sister-in-law - front/center)

My other sister in law by blood, Rhonda Roberts with her husband Bill

My dear friend and mother in law, Lavenia (right)