Grave Hard: Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
I’m about a month and a half behind in publishing this, but really, who cares?! It’s not like I have some news organization to answer to. It’s just me and my two bitchy beagles.
Speaking of which — I haven’t introduced the world to J.R. “Jimmy” Cash. He’s a wonder beagle with a slight cocaine addiction (similar to his namesake).
Just kidding! Dogs can’t “do” coke. He just acts like he’s hoped up on coke. It’s like he’s an executive in American Psycho, or something.
I visited the Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery in September before the leaves got all awesome. This was my favorite graveyard I have visited in 2013 and that’s mainly because it is full of incredibly original tombstones, and old graves, too.
This cemetery also contains the remains of more than a few Civil War veterans, and Quantrill’s Raiders. So, yeah — history! Really bloody history…
Here are some of the photos I snapped while there.
I’m still planning on hitting some grave sites through the winter. (I’m looking at you, Lawrence. I also need another excuse to go to Burger Stand and Love Garden.) But I also want to add a few haunted places to the mix, too. I hope to take a trip to Atchison, Kan., and to Estes Park, Col., during my “Birthday Week.” (Because why not celebrate for a week? You may be dead by next year.)
What other yards should I hit up on a snowy day? Let me know.