Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Election Day

Beautiful sunny day.  Amy and I drove out to Mt. Hope, the Victorian cemetery laid out by Frederick Law Olmstead, to visit the grave.  Found it covered with memorial stones and pebbles; someone had planted two new flags.  Amy left flowers (ribbon is lavender because that was the suffragette's color).


  1. Loud cheers for Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Matilda Joslyn Gage ("our" early feminist here in the Syracuse area; her home in Fayetteville has been restored and is now a museum), and all the others who made it possible for me to get my tuchus to the polls and vote at 6:20 this morning! And equally loud cheers for you and Amy for making your trip to the cemetery.

  2. why are there stones on this headstone????

    1. Even Wikipedia doesn't know what it means -- ancient Jewish custom, perhaps to keep wild animals from digging. Today it signifies I was here, Thank you for your life, You are not forgotten, Hope you rest in peace. Susan B.'s probably not all left by Jews.