The Fourth at the Cemetery

For the Fourth of July, I drove down to Baltimore to visit the cemeteries and leave flags.

The Boswell Monument
My great-great-grandmother’s burial site. Flag added by me.
Storm Drain Repair
The storm drain in the Whatcoat area has been dug up to be rebuilt.
The Hardys
Henry Hardy and his wife Ruth. In the background, their sons Thomas (left) and John. Flag added by me.
The Star-Spangled Banner
The 15-star/15-stripe flag at the old entrance to Loudon Park Cemetery. The grave of Mary Pickersgill, the seamstress who created the Fort McHenry flag, is nearby.
Confederate Hill
Confederate Hill at Loudon Park Cemetery. The red sign that read “Confederate Hill,” which would have been atop the post at right, has been removed. While not obvious from the wide shot, some of the graves were decorated with the Stainless Banner in commemoration of Confederate Memorial Day.
Valentine Monument
A monument featuring an angel writing in (presumably) The Book of Life.
An angel showing headlights
A statue of an angel.

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A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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